Fm: Moran-Gulf Shipping Agencies, Inc.
To: All Concerned
Please note the attached dredging update for the Mississippi River for June 11, 2018.
Moran-Gulf Shipping Agencies, Inc.
4412 Trenton Street
Metairie, La 70006
Tel: 504-828-1168 Fax: 504-834-2750 Mbl: 504-253-1693
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From:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
On Behalf Of Sean M. Duffy, Sr.
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018 11:01 AM
To: Sean M. Duffy, Sr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Lama-agents] Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 61118
The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues to respond to the shoaling in Southwest Pass and on the Crossings Above New Orleans created by the extended
high river stages of early 2018. The MVN is actively dredging on the Crossings Above New Orleans with all three dustpan dredges and the industry hopper dredge GLENN EDWARDS working to restore the central 250 feet of the authorized channel width (500 feet).
The industry cutterhead dredge G.D. MORGAN is the only remaining dredge working in Southwest Pass.
UPDATED: DRAFT RESTRICTIONS IN THE AREA OF SOUTHWEST PASS (SWP):
The Bar Pilots increased their maximum draft recommendation to 47 feet freshwater at 1000 hours on Saturday, June 9, 2018 (notice attached).
The previous maximum draft of 46 feet freshwater became effective at 1000 hours on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
The Crescent River Port Pilots Association increased their maximum draft recommendation to the 47 feet (freshwater) on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
The Federal Pilots remain at their full maximum draft of 45 feet as reestablished on May 30, 2018.
The controlling maximum draft recommendation allowable for vessels transiting Southwest Pass has returned to normal as set at 47 feet freshwater.
The Carrollton Gauge reading at 0900 hours today was 7.93 feet, with a
24-hour change of -0.09 feet.
The Baton Rouge Gauge reading at 1000 hours today was 24.25
feet, with a 24-hour change of - 0.34 feet.
Please see the attachments for complete details.
Phone (504) 833-4190 x 805
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