The government dustpan dredge HURLEY is expected to commence dredging operations at Alhambra Crossing (Mile 190.5 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) later this week. The White Castle Anchorage (Mile 191.1 AHP to Mile 190.4 AHP) will be off limits for vessel usage while the HURELY is working at this location.
The NOBRA and Federal Pilots intend to have the White Castle Anchorage cleared of vessels by 0900 hours on Thursday, June 10, 2021and to keep it clear until dredging operations are completed.
This first assignment at Alhambra is expected to last approximately two weeks and the White Castle Anchorage will remain off limits until the assignment at Alhambra Crossing is completed.
The closure of the White Castle Anchorage is utilized to promote navigational safety for the dustpan dredges and vessels transiting this reach of the Ship Channel.