Starting 0700 October 1, 2020 and continuing through approximately October 27, 2020, a U.S. Government Contractor will be placing subaqueous stone along the RDB, of the Mississippi River, near Mile 208.6, AHOP. Restrictive measures will be in effect through October 27, 2020, from 7:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m., each day, with the following provisions: ALL VESSELS WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE-WAY TRAFFIC AS DIRECTED BY THE M/V CROSBY RAMBLER. ALL SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC EXCEEDING SIX BARGE TOW MUST “FLANK THE POINT” DUE TO CONTRACTOR WORKING JUST BELOW THE POINT ON THE RDB. The contractor will work 7-days a week, 10-hours a day, during daylight hours. The plant will include an anchor barge with a hydraulic backhoe. An office barge and various material barges will be on-site, staged along the river at this location. During nighttime hours the contractor will be staged along the LDB, out of the Mississippi River channel. The M/V CROSBY RAMBLER can be contacted on VHF-FM Channels 67 and 78, and can also be contacted at (985) 278-1683. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution.


Watch Supervisor
U.S. Coast Guard
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River
200 Hendee Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70114