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SubjectDatePriority
Mississippi River / Temporary Measure Southwest Pass12/31/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday December 31, 2019 12/31/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday December 30, 2019 12/30/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Algiers Point closed Due to Low Visibility12/27/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday December 27, 2019 12/27/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday December 26, 2019 12/26/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday December 24, 2019 12/24/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday December 23, 2019 12/23/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday December 20, 2019 12/20/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday December 19, 2019 12/19/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday December 18, 2019 12/18/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday December 17, 2019 12/17/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday December 16, 2019 12/16/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday December 13, 2019 12/13/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday December 12, 2019 12/12/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday December 11, 2019 12/11/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday December 10, 2019 12/10/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Algiers Point Closed due to dense fog12/10/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday December 09, 2019 12/09/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday December 06, 2019 12/06/2019 Normal
Mississippi River - Aben Revetment Operations at Bringier Point, MM 172.5 RDB AHP LMR12/05/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday December 05, 2019 12/05/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday December 04, 2019 12/04/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday December 3, 2019 12/03/2019 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday December 2, 2019 12/02/2019 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday December 3, 2019
Date:Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:
Mississippi River Currents - 09/09/19

Fm: Moran Shipping Agencies Nola

 

To: All Concerned

 

Good day,

 

Please find below Mississippi River daily report for December 3, 2019               

 

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<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A Daily Publication of the New Orleans Board of Trade 08:55 hrs. - 12/03/19

New information<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020"> (Except for the Air Draft, River Stages, and Vessel Information) is highlighted in Green<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mississippi River Condition Update:

The Controlling Draft for Deep Draft Vessels is 47 Feet.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">

Due to Revetment Operations at Mile 172.5, the river is closed to deep draft vessels from Mile 173.5 - Mile 171.5.  The river will remain closed until 15:00hrs this afternoon. 
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Bar Pilots<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
Recommended loading draft  for Southwest Pass is 47 feet. 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Crescent Pilots:
Recommended loading draft for their area of the river is 47 feet.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOBRA Pilots
Current recommended loading draft is as follows: 47 feet from New Orleans to Mile 180; 45 feet from Mile 180 to Mile 234.

Until Further Notice, the following emergency procedures set forth by the NOBRA Pilot Board of Examiners remain in effect from Mile 180 to Mile 234:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">

All vessel travel, north bound and south bound,  shall be daylight only.
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Daylight Docking/Undocking at midstream transfer facilities and any berth that requires the use of a mooring boat.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Federal Pilots:
Draft recommendation for the Mississippi River is 45 feet.

The above draft recommendations were received this morning. As conditions can change, you should always check with the pilots prior to loading.

Lower Mississippi River Bridges Air-Draft Calculations: <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

The above clearances were calculated this morning using the 07:00 hour gauge readings provided by the Army Corps of Engineers. As a guide the pilots require at least an additional 3 feet of clearance for the Vessel's Air Draft.  The individual pilot assigned to the vessel will make the final determination of the vessel's allowable clearance.  Actual clearance should be verified when ordering pilot services.  

River conditions change continuously; therefore, actual conditions should be verified before utilizing this information.

NOAA PORTS INFORMATION<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
To Access the NOAA Ports System for the Lower Mississippi River, go to the following link: <span

U.S. Coast Guard Notices:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
CARROLLTON GAUGE AT 8 FEET AND RISING<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

When the Carrollton Gauge reads 8 feet and rising, the following operating requirements will be in effect:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">1. In accordance with 33 CFR 161.65, the Governor Nicholls Harbor Traffic Control Light 94, the Gretna Harbor Traffic Control Light 97 and the Westwego Traffic Light 102 are energized.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">2. The Harbor Traffic Control Lights are located at:
Governor Nicholls Light, MM 94.3, AHP, LDB, LMR (LLNR 13855/34770),
Gretna Light, MM 96.6, AHP, RDB, LMR (LLNR 13880/34795), and
Westwego Traffic Light, MM 101.4, AHP, RDB, LMR (LLNR13950).<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

3. The Governor Nicholls Navigation Light 94 and the Gretna Navigation Light 97 are extinguished while the Traffic Control Lights are operating.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">4. Downbound vessels: Check in with Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (call sign “New Orleans Traffic”) no lower than Huey P Long Bridge, MM 106.1, AHP (SHIPS and TOWS), and the Marlex Terminal, MM 99.0, AHP (SHIPS and TOWS). <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">5. Upbound vessels: Check in with “New Orleans Traffic” no higher than the Algiers Canal Forebay, MM 88.0, AHP (SHIPS), Industrial Canal, MM 92.7, AHP (SHIPS and TOWS), and Crescent Towing Smith Fleet, MM 93.5, AHP (TOWS).<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">6. In accordance with 33 CFR 160.111 (c), the COTP has determined that during periods of high water, unless moored to a shore side facility or mooring buoys, all deep draft vessels must have three means to hold position.  An example would be two fully operational anchors and the propulsion system. Should a vessel lose an anchor or suffer a propulsion casualty, and the vessel does not have redundant capabilities available, such as aft anchors or two main engines, then a third means of holding position could be via tug assist.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">7. All cargo transfers authorized in designated anchorages, as noted in 33 CFR 110.195, are required to submit a Notice of Midstream Transfer form for review 48-hours prior to commencing transfer operations within the Captain of the Port New Orleans (COTP) zone.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">Midstream cargo transfers may be conducted at the designated anchorages within the New Orleans COTP zone as defined by 33 CFR 110.195(a), with exception of the General Anchorage (MM 90.1 – 90.9 AHP) and the Quarantine Anchorage (MM 90.9 – 91.6 AHP). This requirement does NOT affect:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

a. Vessel to vessel transfers which take place at a Coast Guard regulated facility.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

b. Bunkers or delivery of ships stores.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

c. Cargo operations which take place in a designated and established mid-stream buoy system.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">Anyone wishing to conduct vessel to vessel cargo transfers not specifically exempted as noted above, should contact the Sector New Orleans Facility Compliance Branch at (504) 365-2370 or by e-mail at Facilitiesnola@uscg.mil<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">. A Midstream Transfer Notice form is supplied with this MSIB, identified as MSIB XIX Issue 091a.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

VTS Measure- Bringier Point/Aben Revetment Operations MM 172.5 RDB AHP LMR<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">The Captain of the Port New Orleans is issuing a safety advisory for the waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 171.5 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to MM 173.5 AHP. This advisory is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revetment operations occurring along the right descending bank (RDB) near MM 172.5 (Bringier Point). <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">The revetment operations will be conducted daily from 5:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. local time from December 3 – 13, 2019, excluding the weekend. <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">During times of actual revetment work, the Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will extend approximately 300-800’ channel ward from the bank. At the conclusion of daily operations, the platform will be removed, and the channel will have no restrictions at night.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">Beginning at 5:00 A.M. on December 2, 2019 this measure is in effect of each working day with the following provisions: <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">All vessels (except as described below) are prohibited from entering a zone extending from MM 171.5 to MM 173.5 AHP LMR from 5:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fleet vessels and smaller tows less than 600 ft may be allowed one-way traffic around the MSU after contacting New Orleans Traffic and the ACOE on-scene pilots’ stationed on the M/VHARRISON or M/V WILLIAM JAMES via VHF-FM Channels 67 or 82 to make passing arrangements.

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">From 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. of each working day.

All traffic shall contact New Orleans Traffic to coordinate safe passage as required by 33 CFR161.65 (d). 

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Down bound deep draft vessels shall contact New Orleans Traffic prior to passing White Castle Anchorage (MM 190 - 191) to verify the MSU has been removed from the channel.

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">Updates and/or changes will be disseminated via VTS email distribution and/or via Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

U.S. Corps of Engineers<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">:
Mississippi River Stage Predictions<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green"> <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">


 

Weather Information<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
15-Day Weather Forecast:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

New Orleans area 15-Day Forecast: http://www.accuweather.com/us/la/new-orleans/70112/forecast-15day.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&zipchg=1&metric=0<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#202020"> <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#202020">  Baton Rouge area 15-Day Forecast: http://www.accuweather.com/us/la/baton-rouge/70801/forecast-15day.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&zipchg=1&metric=0     National Information Marsec Level – 1

Local Information<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
New Orleans Board of Trade – IPHONE/ANDROID – App
We are pleased to advise that we have launched our new mobile app and website!  With the new app from the New Orleans Board of Trade, you can stay up to date with crucial incidents in the New Orleans area, with an immediate push notification as soon as an incident occurs. NOBOT members receive even more information, with maps displaying where the incident occurred as well as additional details about what happened.
 
The app can be downloaded at no cost from the App Store or Google Play.  Once downloaded, click the Join Now button on the bottom.  This will enable you to register and begin receiving alerts and have access to the site.

Vessels Scheduled to Arrive in the Next 24 Hours<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">
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Vessels Scheduled to Depart in the Next 24 Hours<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

 

 

Noticed posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2019