Effective October 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. local time, the Captain of the Port New Orleans has opened the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from MM 18-20 West of the Harvey Locks.

Vessel operators are reminded to proceed at safe operating speeds in the vicinity of salvage operations throughout the Captain of the Port New Orleans zone.

This Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) supersedes MSIB Volume XXI Issues 063 (Port Condition NORMAL), 064 (Port Condition NORMAL – Update), 065 (Port Condition NORMAL – Update) and 067 (Port Condition NORMAL- Update).

Vessel Traffic Service Status
New Orleans Traffic VHF capabilities remain impacted between MM 120 to MM 155 on the LMR. Please call the Vessel Traffic Service landline at 504-365-2514 if you’re unable to reach traffic via VHF.

For most up to date information please visit:
• Floodgates:
o Flood Protection Authority West:
o Flood Protection Authority East:
• Bridges:
o http:// status.aspx?PID=B STATUS
• Locks:
o https:// www

For additional information, contact the following:
Waterways Management: LCDR William Stewart (504) 269-7251 or
Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hour): (504) 365-2209
Coast Guard District Eight Bridges: (504) 671-2128 or
National Response Center (24 Hour): 1-800-424-8802
DOTO Bridges: (225) 659-2581