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SubjectDatePriority
Mississippi River grounded Vessel at Southwest Pass - Federal Tweed 04/26/2018 Normal
Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 4-26-1804/26/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Federal Pilots SWP Draft Recommendation04/26/2018 Normal
Mississippi River SOUTHWEST PASS, RECOMMENDED DRAFT LIMITATION- 44'04/26/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Thursday April 26, 201804/26/2018 Normal
Mississippi River UNOFFICIAL - BAR Draft Change Possible Today04/26/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Wednesday April 25, 201804/25/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Tuesday April 24, 201804/24/2018 Normal
Mississippi River USCG MSIB - Oil Spill Contamination Assessment and Vessel Guidelines04/23/2018 Normal
Mississippi River CRPPA Draft Increase04/23/2018 High
Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 4-23-1804/23/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Monday April 23, 201804/23/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Friday April 20, 201804/20/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Thursday April 19, 201804/19/2018 Normal
Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 4181804/18/2018 Low
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Wednesday April 18, 201804/18/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Tuesday April 17, 201804/17/2018 Normal
Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 4-16-1804/16/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Monday April 16, 201804/16/2018 Normal
Mississippi River CRPPA Draft Reduction04/14/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Further Draft Reduction in SWP Avoided04/14/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Possible Further Draft Reduction in SWP04/14/2018 Normal
Mississippi River MSIB Vol XVIII Issue 034 LMR MM 100 Oil Spill Contamination Assessment and Vessel Guidelines04/13/2018 Normal
Mississippi River LMR Open: River Closure Update LMR MM 91-101 AHP04/13/2018 High
Mississippi River [Lama-agents] Press Release - Oil Spill Response04/13/2018 Normal
Mississippi River [Lama-agents] One-Way Traffic: VTS Measure MM 114 - 117 AHP LMR04/13/2018 Normal
Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 4-13-1804/13/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Port Coordination Team Call April 13, 201804/13/2018 Normal
Mississippi River ] USCG COTP-Current Status: LMR04/13/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Friday April 13, 201804/13/2018 Normal
Mississippi River MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard continues clean up of oil spill near New Orleans04/12/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Oil Spill - Pictures and Update04/12/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Oil Spill04/12/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Closed MM 91-101 due to a reported Oil Spill04/12/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Thursday April 12, 201804/12/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Wednesday, April 11, 201804/11/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Tuesday April 10, 201804/10/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Monday April 9, 201804/09/2018 Normal
Mississippi River [Lama-agents] Federal Pilots: SWP Draft Reduction to Max 42 Feet Freshwater04/07/2018 High
Mississippi River / [Lama-agents] Official Notice: BAR Pilot Reduce Draft to 42'04/07/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Official Notice: BAR Pilot Reduce Draft to 42'04/06/2018 Normal
Mississippi River [Lama-agents] BAR Pilots - 42’ Draft Update04/06/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Friday , April 6, 201804/06/2018 Normal
Mississippi River [Lama-agents] BAR Pilot Reduction In Draft04/05/2018 Normal
Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 4-5-1804/05/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Thursday , April 5, 201804/05/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Wednesday, April 4, 201804/04/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Tuesday, April 3, 201804/03/2018 Normal
Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 4-2-1804/02/2018 Normal
Mississippi River: rescinding hold in tug Valero St Charles.04/02/2018 Normal
Mississippi River April 2, 2018 New Orleans Port Coordination Team (PCT) - High Water Conference Report04/02/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Louisiana Maritime Association Daily Report for Monday, April 2, 201804/02/2018 Normal
Mississippi River Chalmette Refining Holding Tugs Requirement Rescinded w/ Exception04/02/2018 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 4-16-18
Date:Monday, April 16, 2018
Priority:Normal
Attachments:
Cubits Gap Survey 41518.pdf    
Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 41618.pdf    
Notice:

Fm: Moran-Gulf Shipping Agencies, Inc.

 

To: All Concerned

 

Good day,

 

Please note the below and attached dredging update for the Mississippi River.

 

Regards,

Bret Bahr

Operations Manager

Moran-Gulf Shipping Agencies, Inc.

4412 Trenton Street

Metairie, La 70006

Tel: 504-828-1168  Fax: 504-834-2750  Mbl: 504-253-1693

nola@moranshipping.com            www.moranshipping.com

 

Please reply to our Group Email Address (nola@moranshipping.com) on ALL messages to this office.

 

Please visit our ports serviced for complete contact details.

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From:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> lama-agents-bounces@listserve.louisianamaritime.org <lama-agents-bounces@listserve.louisianamaritime.org> On Behalf Of Sean M. Duffy, Sr.
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2018 2:25 PM
To: Sean M. Duffy, Sr. <sean.duffy@bigrivercoalition.org>
Subject: [Lama-agents] Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 41618

Members,

 

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to respond to the shoaling in Southwest Pass as related to the extended high river stages of early 2018.  Please see the enclosed diagrams on the second page for experimental river level forecasts by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS).  The available forecasts seem to agree that high river stages between 14 and 15 feet will continue over the next few weeks.

 

DRAFT RESTRICTIONS IN THE AREA OF SOUTHWEST PASS (SWP):

 

The Bar Pilots further reduced their maximum draft recommendation to 42 feet (freshwater) at 1000 hours on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The Bar Pilots previous draft recommendation of 44 feet (freshwater) was established at 1030 hours on March 19, 2018. 

 

The Crescent River Port Pilots reduced their maximum recommended draft in the Cubit's Gap area to 42 feet on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

 

The Federal Pilots reduced their maximum draft recommendation to 42 feet (matching controlling draft) on Saturday, April 7, 2018. 

 

The controlling draft is the same for all three Pilot Associations navigating vessels in the area of SWP.

 

INDUSTRY HOPPER DREDGES IN SOUTHWEST PASS (SWP):

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NEWPORT:  The industry hopper dredge (Manson Construction) commenced dredging in SWP on March 11, 2018 under Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Contract No. 2-2018.  The NEWPORT is presently dredging from Mile 3 Below Head of Passes (BHP) to Mile 4 BHP. <span-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">

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BAYPORT: The industry hopper dredge (Manson Construction) commenced dredging under Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Contract No. 3-2018 on Monday, March 12, 2018.  The BAYPORT is presently dredging in the area of the Head of Passes. 

 

STUYVESANT: The industry hopper dredge STUYVESANT (Dutra Group) began dredging in SWP on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.  The STUVESANT is dredging on the jetty end of SWP from Mile 17.5 BHP to Mile 19 BHP.

 

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WHEELER:  MVN’s hopper dredge WHEELER is dredging below the Venice Jump from approximately Mile 10.5 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to Mile 10 AHP.  The WHEELER began dredging on March 31, 2018 and is s approved for 60 days of dredging under the Red Flag or Emergency Call Out Procedure in response to no bids being received from the dredging industry to Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Contract No. 4-2018.

 

CUTTERHEAD DREDGES IN SOUTHWEST PASS (SWP):

 

ROBERT M. WHITE:  The industry cutterhead dredge (Manson Construction) began dredging in SWP under Southwest Pass Cutterhead Dredge Rental Contract No. 1-2018 on March 16, 2018The cutterhead continues dredging on the western side of the channel at Cubits Gap (Mile 3.5 AHP to Mile 1.5 BHP).  The cutterhead is now at approximately Mile 2.68 AHP and all dredged material removed will be beneficially used and strategically placed to create new land alongside the western boundary of SWP.

 

G.D. MORGAN: The MVN solicited Southwest Pass Cutterhead Dredge Rental Contract No. 2-2018 and awarded the contract to Weeks Marine. Weeks intends to respond to this contract with their cutterhead dredge the G.D. MORGAN.  The cutterhead is now expected to commence dredging in SWP by tomorrow (April 17, 2018) on the first assignment is from Mile 5 BHP to Mile 6.3 BHP.

 

The Carrollton Gauge reading at 1300 hours today was 14.50 feet, with a 24-hour change of - 0.14 feet. 

 

The Baton Rouge Gauge reading at 1300 hours today was 37.10 feet, with a 24-hour change of - 0.12 feet. 

 

The latest survey of the deficient area at Cubits Gap is also attached for your reference.

 

Please see the attached report for complete details. 

 

Best Regards,

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Sean M. Duffy, Sr.

Executive Director

 

Big River Coalition

 

Phone    (504) 833-4190 x 805

Cell       (504) 338-3165

Fax        (888) 254-4553

 

 

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Notice posted on Monday, April 16, 2018

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.