The US Army Corps of Engineers is rebuilding the South Pass Jetties, both east and west. Construction is scheduled for completion in March 2024. This project will raise the jetties such that both are visible above the waterline. The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing changes to the Aids to Navigation in South Pass to include relocating one aid and discontinuing eight aids. These aids were previously added by the Coast Guard to alert mariners to the presence of the jetties and shoaling not visible above the waterline.

Comments on the below proposed changes will be taken until April 9, 2024. Please email comments regarding this proposal to:

The following aid will be relocated:

1)      South Pass Light 7 (LLNR 12596.03) in approximate position 28-59-55.210N/ 089-08-47.381W, FL G 4s, SG on pile, Ra Ref to approximate position 28-59-48.830N/089-08-39.200W.

The following aids will be discontinued:

1)      South Pass Danger Light A (LLNR 12592) in approximate position 28-59-30.632N/089-08-16.381W.

2)      South Pass Danger Light B (LLNR 12593) in approximate position 28-59-36.753N/089-08-21.093W.

3)      South Pass Danger Daybeacon C (LLNR 12596.02) in approximate position 28-59-51.902N/089-08-35.187W.

4)      South Pass Danger Light D (LLNR 12596.04) in approximate position 29-00-00.026N/089-08-44.572W.

5)      South Pass Danger Daybeacon E (LLNR 12596.05) in approximate position 29-00-07.545N/089-08-54.777W.

6)      South Pass Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 12595) in approximate position 28-59-40.472N/ 089-08-30.077W.

7)      South Pass Light 5A (LLNR 12596.01) in approximate position 28-59-45.438N/ 089-08-34.346W.

8)      South Pass Light 3B (LLNR 12591) in approximate position 28-59-28.217N/ 089-08-21.536W.

For further information, contact the following:

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Venice, LA: (504) 329-2098
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2278
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200