Effective immediately on September 18, 2020, the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans has set port condition NORMAL for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Alternate Route. Vessel transits are permitted on the Alternate Route (refer to MSIB Vol XX Issue 087a for details).
All Aids to Navigation (ATON) discrepancies were either corrected or temporarily corrected. The following virtual AIS signals are currently not being broadcast:
Light List Number AID Name MMSI Number
11672.39 V-AIS 69 993686021
11672.43 V-AIS 65 993686020
11672.45 V-AIS 62 993686019
11672.49 V-AIS 57 993686018
11672.52 V-AIS 54 993686017
11672.55 LT 50 (Destroyed) 993686016
11672.55 V-AIS 49 993686015
11672.58 V-AIS 46 993686014
11672.63 V-AIS 41 993686013
11672.65 V-AIS 38 993686012
Mariners using the GIWW Alternate Route should be aware of shoaling found in the vicinity of Buoy 22 (mile 1.7) in Baptiste Collette; refer to https://hydrosurvey.mvn.usace.army.mil/navpgs/n_outlets_at_venice.asp for the updated USACE survey of the area.
Mariners are reminded that the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock and St. Claude Avenue Bridge are closed.
Although waterways are open to traffic, shoaling, storm debris, and other hazards may still exist. Mariners transiting the area should use caution, and report any Aids to Navigation outages or other waterways issues to the Coast Guard.
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) 365-2514 or VHF-FM channels 5A, 12, or 67
Coast Guard District Eight Bridges: (504) 671-2128
National Response Center (24 Hour): 1-800-424-8802