This Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) summarizes and will maintain all current Marine Safety Information Bulletins.
The following is a list of active Marine Safety Information Bulletins.
MSIB Vol XV, Issue 013: Vessel Anchoring Capabilities, published January 28, 2015.
MSIB Vol XVIII, Issue 017: Mississippi River Regulated Navigation Area Vessel Requirements, published March 9, 2018.
MSIB Vol XVIII, Issue 069: Special Consideration for Inspected Towing Vessels Flammable/Combustible Storage Cabinets, published October 1, 2018.
MSIB Vol XIX, Issue 007: Towing Vessel Safety Advisory During High Water, published January 15, 2019.
MSIB Vol XIX, Issue 075: Oversized Tow Requests, published October 16, 2019.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 003: Maintaining Physical and Cyber Threat Postures, published January 7, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 004: Credentialing of Law Enforcement Officials, published January 14, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 005: Hydrostatic Testing of Bunker Lines, published January 14, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 006: Regulations for Shipboard Fumigation, published January 14, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 007: Safe Carriage of Solid Bulk Cargoes, published January 14, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 008: Safe Carriage of Coal Cargoes, published January 14, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 016: Unmanned Aerial Systems and Maritime Transportation Security Act Regulated Waterfront Facility Reporting Processes, published February 13, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 074: 4-Hour Advanced Notice of Transfer, published June 24, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 130: Changes to Aids to Navigation in Bayou Terre Aux Boeufs, published December 15, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 131: Changes to Aids to Navigation in Lake Borgne and Approaches, published December 15, 2020.
MSIB Vol XX, Issue 133: Revetment Operations at St. Gabriel MM 198-204 and Plaquemine Bend MM 204-212 AHP LMR, published December 30, 2020.
This MSIB supersedes MSIB Vol XX Issue 057 and cancels all MSIBs not listed above that were issued prior to January 1, 2021. Unless otherwise cancelled, all MSIBs issued on or after January 1, 2021, particularly those safety measures pertaining to high water levels on the Mississippi River, remain in effect.
For a current list of MSIBs in the COTP New Orleans Zone visit: https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/new-orleans under “Safety Notifications.”
For further information, contact the following:
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
Coast Guard Baton Rouge Waterways Management: (225) 298-5400 x230
Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (24 hours): (504) 365-2230, VHF-FM Ch-12
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hours): (504) 365-2542