MSIB XX-118a

Safety Advisory Poydras Revetment Operations MM 84.8 LDB AHP LMR (UPDATE)

The Captain of the Port New Orleans is issuing a safety advisory for the waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 83.8 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to MM 85.8 AHP. This advisory is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revetment operations occurring along the left descending bank (LOB) near MM 84.8 AHP (Poydras). The revetment operations will be conducted daily from 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM local from November 09 – 17, 2020. During times of actual revetment work, the Mat Sinking Unit (MS U) will extend approximately 500 – 900′ channelward from the bank. At the conclusion of daily operations, the platform will remain on-scene in a folded position and will extend approximately 300′ from the LOB into the river at night.

Effective at 6:00 AM on November 08, 2020 and continuing until the revetment work at Poydras location is completed, vessels shall not anchor within the Lower 9 Mile Point Anchorage (MM 83 to MM 85 AHP) as this area is needed for the staging of the USACE quarters barge and other revetment equipment.

Effective at 6:00 AM on November 09, 2020 and continuing until the revetment work at Poydras location is completed, this safety advisory is in effect with the following provisions:

  • All vessels are restricted to one-way traffic from MM 8 to MM 85.8 AHP LMR during the revetment operations listed above.
  • All vessels shall transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with
  • All vessels shall contact the USACE on-scene pilots stationed on the M/V HARRISON or MN

WILLIAM JAMES via VHF-FM Channels 67 or 82 to make passing arrangements.

Updates and/or changes will be disseminated via VTS email distribution and/or via Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

For further information, contact:

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200
Coast Guard Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2514, VHF FM Ch. 05A, 12, 67