05JULY2024:

MSIB XXIV-048-U1

**Update** M/V WOLF will conduct passenger ferry operations seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at MM 45.6.

13JUNE2024:

MSIB XXIV-048

1. This Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) supersedes MSIB Volume XXIV Issue 047.

2. The Captain of the Port New Orleans is issuing a safety advisory for the waters of the Port Allen – Morgan City Alternate Route at Mile Marker (MM) 45 – 47 in the vicinity of the Grosse Tête swing bridge for survey, repairs, and passenger ferry operations following a vessel allision. The Grosse Tête swing bridge is currently locked in the open position and the waterway is open to all marine traffic.

3. Mariners are advised to check in with the Grosse Tête Swing Bridge at MM 45 (if northbound) and MM47 (if southbound) via VHF CH. 13 & proceed at slowest safe speed to minimize wake while transiting.

4. The vessel WOLF will conduct passenger ferry operations seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at MM 45.6. The operator of the WOLF will monitor all vessel check ins via VHF CH. 13 while in operation.

For additional information, contact the following:

Gross Tete Swing Bridge: (225) 659-1487 or VHF CH. 13.
The vessel WOLF: VHF CH. 13.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200
Coast Guard MSU Baton Rouge Waterways Management: (225) 298-5400