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SubjectDatePriority
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday June 30, 2020 06/30/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday June 29, 2020 06/29/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday June 26, 2020 06/26/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday June 25, 2020 06/25/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Crescent Pilots - 12' restrictions - Rescinded06/24/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday June 24, 2020 06/24/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday June 23, 2020 06/23/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Trade Notice: 20-035 - Rescission of Temporary Restrictions on Crew Shore Leave06/23/2020 Normal
Mississippi River NOBRA Pilot High Water Restrictions - Rescinded06/22/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday June 22, 2020 06/22/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday June 19 2020 06/19/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday June 18 2020 06/18/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday June 17 2020 06/17/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday June 16, 2020 06/16/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday June 15, 2020 06/15/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday June 12, 2020 06/12/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday June 11, 2020 06/11/2020 Normal
FW: Bar Pilots - Draft Increase06/10/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday June 10, 2020 06/10/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday June 09, 2020 06/09/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Final Update06/08/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Summary of Events06/08/2020 Normal
Mississippi River : MSIB Vol XX Issue 066 Set Port Condition Normal06/08/2020 Normal
Mississippi River - Closure Update/Conference Call Summary06/08/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Closure Update06/08/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday June 08, 2020 06/08/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Re-Opening Plan - Tropical Storm Cristobal06/07/2020 Normal
Mississippi Rover Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update #1506/07/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - 14:00 Conference Call06/07/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update # 14/Conference Call Summary06/07/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update #1306/07/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update #1206/06/2020 Normal
Mississippi River MSIB Vol XX Issue 065 Port Condition ZULU06/06/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - 2:00 p.m. Conference Call Notes06/06/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update # 11/Conference Call Summary06/06/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Set Port Condition YANKEE06/06/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Southwest Pass Closure06/06/2020 High
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update # 1006/06/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Southwest Pass Operations06/05/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update # 906/05/2020 Normal
Mississippi River 9 and 12 mile anchorage restrictions06/05/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - 2:00 p.m. Conference Call Summary06/05/2020 Normal
Mississippi River - Tropical Storm Cristobal Update #8/10:00 a.m. Conference Call Summary06/05/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday June 05, 2020 06/05/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update # 806/05/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Depression Cristobal - Update # 706/05/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Depression Cristobal - Update # 606/04/2020 Normal
Mississippi River MSIB Vol XX Issue 060 Set Port Condition WHISKEY06/04/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Conference Call Notes06/04/2020 Normal
Mississippi River 10am CDT June 4 Update on Tropical Depression Cristobal06/04/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update #506/04/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday June 04, 2020 06/04/2020 Normal
USCG COTP Port Of Mobile - Cristobal - Port Condition Whiskey - MSIB and Storm Preparation Checklists06/04/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update # 406/04/2020 Normal
Mississippi River NWS NOLA Update - Tropical Storm Cristobal06/03/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update # 306/03/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Cristoabal - Update # 206/03/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday June 03, 2020 06/03/2020 Normal
Mississippi river Tropical Storm Cristobal - Update # 106/02/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday June 02, 2020 06/02/2020 Normal
Mississippi River : Tropical Depression Update #106/01/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday June 01, 2020 06/01/2020 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday June 25, 2020
Date:Thursday, June 25, 2020
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 June 25, 2020               

 

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A Daily Publication of the New Orleans Board of Trade<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 09:10<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> hrs. - 06/25/2020

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)<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020"> is highlighted in Green<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

Coronavirus Quick Reference:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
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Coast Guard:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
MSIB 02-20:<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Added Brazil to the list of countries with travel restrictions.

MSIB 11-20:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Provided information concerning Maritime Personnel being considered Essential to the Economy and Well Being of the United States.

MSIB 09-20:<span-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif"> <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provided guidance on Port State Control (PSC) Exams and COC Exams.

MSIB 06-20: Vessel Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Illness of a person onboard a vessel that may adversely affect the safety of a vessel or port is a hazardous condition per 33 CFR 160.216and the owner, agent, master, operator, or person in charge must immediately notify the nearest Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP). It is critical to report persons who exhibit symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other illness to the COTP.  .Additionally, as required by42 CFR 71.21, the master of a ship destined for a U.S. port shall report immediately to the quarantine station at or nearest the port at which the ship will arrive, the occurrence, on board, of any death or any ill person among passengers or crew (including those who have disembarked or have been removed) during the 15-day period preceding the date of expected arrival or during the period since departure from a U.S. port (whichever period of time is shorter) .Guidance and forms to report deaths and illnesses to the CDC can be found at: https://go.usa.gov/xdjmj.  The CDC Houston Quarantine Station, which has jurisdiction over the Mississippi River can be reached at (281) 230-3874 (24 Hours).
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In addition to notifying Coast Guard and CDC, please also notify CBP, and all three pilot associations as well as our office.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">MSIB XX: Issue 035: Vessel Precautions:
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provided information to all vessels concerning precautions to be taken prior to arrival.
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Pilot Associations:  Please note if the below procedures are not followed, pilotage services could be denied.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Bar Pilots Dispatchers are asking the following one hour prior to pilot boarding:  Does any  crew member have symptoms of Coronavirus including  a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater, cough, trouble breathing or body aches. Additionally have you complied with Captain of The Port, New Orleans, MSIB Volume XX issue:035, COVID-19 Vessel Precautions, Dated March 17, 2020?
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<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">In order to streamline the operational processes and provide periodic reinforcement of the best practices advocated by the USCG in MSIB Volume XX issue:035, COVID-19 Vessel Precautions, Dated March 17, 2020, the following procedures will be followed when ordering a pilot for shifting, berthing or sailing in all Pilot (BAR, CRPPA, NOBRA, Federal) navigational jurisdictions:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
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Step 1.<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> - Vessel agent shall contact ship’s Master to confirm the following:
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.) No crew member has symptoms of Coronavirus including: a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater,<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> trouble breathing;or<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> body aches;and<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">2.) The vessel has received, read, and will comply with Captain of The Port, New Orleans, MSIB Volume XX issue:035, COVID-19 Vessel Precautions, Dated March 17, 2020.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
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Step 2.<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> The agent copies (cc) the pilot dispatch on an email from the Agent to the Master confirming Master’s representation that:
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1.) No crew member has symptoms of Coronavirus including:
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a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater,<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> trouble breathing,or<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> body aches;and<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2.) The vessel has received, read, and will comply with Captain of The Port, New Orleans, MSIB Volume XX issue:035, COVID-19 Vessel Precautions, Dated March 17, 20202.)

Step 3<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">. - Vessel agent contacts Pilot dispatch and orders a pilot.

Pilot Dispatch Email Addresses:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">BAR Dispatch – ops@barpilot.com
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">CRPPA Dispatch – dispatch@crescentpilots.com
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOBRA Dispatch – dispatch@nobrapilots.com
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Federal Pilots Dispatch – fedpilot@federalpilots.com

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nobra is requesting that agents and facilities reduce the detention time to a bare minimum. This will cut the time a pilot is onboard and in contact with crew members. This reduction in onboard time will lessen the chance of exposure to themselves and others.   It will also help Nobra supply industry with a rested pilot in a timely manner.  Nobra’s resources are stretched thin because of high river levels. During this emergency, it makes no sense for pilots to be sitting at a dock for multiple hours. It is just a waste of manpower.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We are asking for everyone’s cooperation. If this cannot be done voluntarily, we will have to consider reducing the mandatory detention time.


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

The Controlling Draft for Deep Draft Vessels is 45 Feet.<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">There is currently one cutterhead dredge and three hopper dredges working in Southwest Pass. <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;mso-fareast-language:KO">The Corps of Engineers has advised that there is up to 30 feet of material at some of the crossings above New Orleans.  As the river level falls, reductions in the NOBRA Pilots recommended loading are possible.   The Corps currently has two dredges working in the crossings above New Orleans.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">   <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

Bar Pilots<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
Recommended loading draft  for Southwest Pass is 45 feet.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Crescent Pilots:
Recommended loading draft for their area of the river is 46 feet.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOBRA Pilots
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Current recommended loading draft is as follows: 47 feet from New Orleans to Mile 180; 45 feet from Mile 180 to Mile 234.
<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">Any vessel operating within the NOBRA route (i.e. MM 88 AHP through 234 AHP) identified as a High Interest Vessel ("HIV") by any federal authority, state authority<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red"> <span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">and/or the Board of Examiners at a minimum, shall only operate under the following conditions:
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A. Two pilots working simultaneously as a team; and
B. Daylight only operations<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.

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 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 12 FEET AND FALLING<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
This Marine Safety Information Bulletin supersedes Volume XX, Issue 051 “Carrollton Gauge at 15 Feet and Falling.” <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

When the Carrollton Gauge reads 12 feet and falling, the following operating requirements are no longer 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. For all vessels operating in the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) below Mile Marker (MM) 233.9 Above Head of Passes (AHP), including South Pass and Southwest Pass, additional high water requirements are found in Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 165.810(b)(2).<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

2. For barge fleets located between MM 88 and MM 240 AHP, additional high water requirements are found in 33 CFR 165.803(m).<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">3. For all other barge fleets (below MM 88 and between MM 240 and MM 254.5 AHP), a U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Measure is established in accordance with 33 CFR 161.11, to enhance the safety of barge fleets. The 33 CFR 165.803 regulations requiring stricter barge fleeting standards on the LMR are extended to include all barge fleets in these areas.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

The following operating requirements remain 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, 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, Left Descending Bank (LDB), LMR (LLNR 13855/34770),
Gretna Light, MM 96.6, AHP, Right Descending Bank (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 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 the 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 was supplied in MSIB XVIII Issue 067a.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

Mariners should also familiarize themselves with MSIB XV, Issue 13 “Vessel Anchoring Capabilities.”<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

VTS Measure MM 190.0 - 191.5 AHP LMR White Castle Anchorage Closure:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (VTS LMR), in accordance with the Navigation Safety Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations Title 33, Subpart 161.11, will establish a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Measure for the waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 190 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to MM 191.5 AHP.  This Measure is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging operations at Alhambra Crossing near White Castle Anchorage. 

Effective at 12:00 p.m. local time on Friday, June 26, 2020, vessels shall not enter the White Castle Anchorage or the area extending 700 feet into the river from the right descending bank, between MM 190 and MM 191.5. This VTS Measure will remain in effect as long as the dredging operations are taking place at Alhambra Crossing. All vessels are prohibited from entering this area without permission from the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated representative. The U.S. Government Dustpan Dredge WALLACE MCGEORGE will be working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will give way to vessels using the waterway. The Dredge can be contacted on either VHF channel 16 or 67. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. 

Baton Rouge Gauge: 35 Feet and Falling:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
High Water Safety Advisory - MM 221 to MM 240 AHP LMR As a result of the Baton Rouge gauge reading 35' and predicted to fall, the Captain of the Port of New Orleans has issued a safety advisory for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) from Mile 219 to Mile 240 Above Head of Passes. This safety advisory is effective Saturday, June 20, 2020 at sunrise. The following are recommendations for the advisory: Wilkinson Point LMR MM 232-237:1. Once the Southbound queue is clear at Wilkinson Point, Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Lower Mississippi River will no longer direct traffic at Wilkinson Point or monitor VHF ch 12. Per their normal communications plan, VTS will monitor channel 05A for MM 109-254. 2. It is recommended that line-towing companies and tow operators use towing vessels with a horsepower ratio of 240 HP per barge. A maximum of 36 barges per tow is recommended for southbound transits from Wilkinson Point (MM 232 to MM 237 LMR). Empty barges may be calculated at ½ the horsepower requirements to that of a loaded barge when computing the overall horsepower requirement.4. Owners / Operators are reminded to ensure towing vessel inspections are completed before heading southbound through the Highway 190 bridge at Wilkinson Point, per 33 CFR 164.78.5. Line-towing companies should consider staffing vessels with the most experienced crews. Port Allen Lock LMR MM 221-229:1. All tows greater than 600' (excluding the towboat) are recommended to employ an assist vessel of at least 1200 hp when entering and exiting the Port Allen Lock.2. All other canal tows exiting the Port Allen Lock intending to directly head northbound are recommended to use an assist vessel, or first proceed southbound and then top around at or below MM 221 prior to heading north.3. Companies should consider staffing vessels with the most experienced crews.4. Towing vessels are recommended to catch a headline when entering the Port Allen Lock.5. Vessels will be put on queue for lock turn when their tow is built and may remain in the area in which their tow was built until it is time for lock turn.6. Canal Tow operators are recommended to use at least 240 HP per barge. Empty barges may be calculated at ½ the horsepower requirements to that of a loaded barge. This Marine Safety Information Bulletin supersedes MSIB XX Issue 072: High Water Safety Advisory: VTS Measure at Wilkinson Point (37' and falling) and MSIB Vol XX Issue 048 Baton Rouge 40' and falling MM 167.5 - 234. For additional information, contact the following: Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230 (24 HR), VHF-FM CH 05ACoast Guard Baton Rouge Waterways Management: (225) 298-5400 X230Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200 CAPTAIN W. E. WATSON Captain of the Port New Orleans<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

Mississippi River Stage Projection - Based off 2 Days of Forecast Rainfall- <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mississippi River - NOLA Projection-  Based off 16 Days of Forecast Rainfall (Experimental)-

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   Tropical Weather:<span-family:"Courier New"">     National Information Marsec Level – 1

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Noticed posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020