Regulated Navigation Area – East Open
GIWW MM 22 EHL – MM 44.2 EHL Open
Effective immediately, the Captain of the Port New Orleans (COTP) rescinds the enforcement of the Hurricane Regulated Navigation Area – East, which includes the following areas:
• The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) from Mile Marker (MM) 22 East of Harvey Locks (EHL), west on the GIWW, including the Michoud Canal and the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC), extending north ½ mile from the Seabrook Flood Gate Complex out into Lake Pontchartrain and south to the IHNC Lock
The GIWW from MM 22 to MM 44.2 EHL is open for navigation. In accordance with MSIB 37-20 from the COTP Mobile, the GIWW east of MM 44.2 EHL remains closed.
Mariners are reminded that the IHNC lock and St. Claude Avenue Bridge are closed.
The GIWW Alternate Route (refer to MSIB Vol XX Issue 087a for details) remains closed.
Although waterways are open to traffic, shoaling, storm debris, and other hazards may still exist. Mariners must be mindful of their vessel wake, as flooding conditions may exist in many communities near waterways. Aids to Navigation may also be damaged or missing. Mariners transiting the area should use caution, and report any Aids to Navigation damage or other waterways issues to the Coast Guard at the numbers listed below.
Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280 Email address: SecNOLA-WPM@uscg.mil
Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hour): (504) 365-2200
Vessel Traffic Center (24 Hour): (504) 365-2230 or VHF-FM channels 67 or 12
Coast Guard District Eight Bridges: (504) 671-2128
National Response Center (24 Hour): 1-800-424-8802
Flood Protection Authority – East: (504) 286-3100