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Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday September 29, 2020 09/29/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday September 28, 2020 09/28/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday September 25, 2020 09/25/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday September 24, 2020 09/24/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday September 23, 2020 09/23/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Plaquemine Bend Stone Laying = Mile 207.5 - MIle 209.509/22/2020 Normal
Mississippi River White Castle Anchorage Closure09/22/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday September 22, 2020 09/22/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday September 21, 2020 09/21/2020 Normal
Mississippi River - Tropical Storm Beta Update - September 19th 4 PM CDT09/19/2020 Normal
Pascagoula And Mobile - MSIB 43-20 POST STORM ZULU UPDATE 5 HURRICANE SALLY09/18/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday September 18, 2020 09/18/2020 Normal
Mobile Post Hurricane Sally - Port of Mobile Update Sept. 17, 2020 - 1000 Hrs.09/17/2020 Normal
Pascagoula and Mobile MSIB 39-20 POST STORM ZULU UPDATE 2 HURRICANE SALLY09/17/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday September 17, 2020 09/17/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Hurricane Sally - Timeline09/16/2020 Normal
Pascagoula and Mobile update MSIB 38-20 POST STORM ZULU UPDATES HURRICANE SALLY09/16/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Southwest Pass - Reopening - Post Hurricane Sally09/16/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday September 16, 2020 09/16/2020 Normal
Mobile and Pascagoula Hurricane Sally updates /Wednesday 9/16/20/Update09/16/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Southwest Pass - Reopening09/16/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Southwest Pass Operations - Post Hurricane Sally09/15/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Hurricane Sally - 15:00 Conference Call Summary09/15/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Port Condition Yankee09/15/2020 High
Mississippi River Hurricane Sally - 1030 Conference Call Update09/15/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday September 15, 2020 09/15/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Hurricane Sally - 1500 Conference Call Summary09/14/2020 Normal
Mississippi rover : Tropical Storm Sally - 10:30 Conference Call09/14/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday September 14, 2020 09/14/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Sally - Update09/14/2020 Normal
Mississippi River MSIB Vol XX Issue 102 - Setting of Port Condition ZULU - Correction09/14/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Sally Update - 09/13/2020 5 PM CDT09/13/2020 Normal
Mississippi Ricer Tropical Storm Sally - Update09/13/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Sally - 10:30 Conference Call Summary09/13/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Sally Update - 09/13/2020 6 AM CDT09/13/2020 Normal
Mississippi River : Bar Pilots Operations - Hurricane Sally09/13/2020 Normal
Mississippi River MSIB Vol XX Issue 098 Set Port Condition X-RAY09/12/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Storm Sally - Update # 109/12/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Tropical Depression Nineteen09/12/2020 Normal
Mississippi River - Tropical Depression 19 Update: Friday, September 11th 5:30 PM CDT09/11/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday September 10, 2020 09/10/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday September 09, 2020 09/09/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday September 08, 2020 09/08/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday September 03, 2020 09/03/2020 Normal
Mississippi River - 50 Foot Deepening Project09/02/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday September 02, 2020 09/02/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday September 01, 2020 09/01/2020 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday September 15, 2020
Date:Tuesday, September 15, 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 September 15, 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"> 08:30hrs. - 09/15/2020

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">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 
<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.
 <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
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">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 
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 RIVER IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DUE TO HURRICANE SALLY.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
 

The Controlling Draft for Deep Draft Vessels is 47 Feet.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

The Corps currently has four dredges working in the crossings.<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 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.

<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.

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 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">
Current Port Condition Zulu.  No Vessel movements allowed from Mile 20 Below Head of Passed to Mile 303 Above Head of Passes.

Mississippi River Stage Projection - Based of 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-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">   INFORMATION CONCERNING TROPICAL STORM SALLY IS SENT SEPARATELY.<span-family:"Courier New";color:green"> <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">Tropical Weather Outlook <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">800 AM EDT Tue Sep 15 2020 <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:green">For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: <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:green">The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">Paulette, located several hundred miles northeast of Bermuda, <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">on Hurricane Sally, centered over the north-central Gulf of Mexico, <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">on Tropical Storm Teddy, located over the central tropical <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">Atlantic, and on Tropical Storm Vicky, located over the eastern <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">tropical Atlantic. <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:green">1. A broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">producing limited shower or thunderstorm activity.  Any development <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">of this system should be slow to occur while the low meanders over <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">the southern Gulf of Mexico for the next several days. <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent. <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:green">2. Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure, <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">located a few hundred miles south-southeast of the Cabo Verde <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">Islands, gradually continue to become better organized. <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">Environmental conditions are conducive for further development of <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">this system, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">next few days while the system moves generally westward at 10 to 15 <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">mph. <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent. <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent. <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:green">3. A non-tropical area of low pressure is located over the far <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">northeastern Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles northeast of the <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">Azores.  This system is forecast to move south-southeastward during <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">the next few days where it will encounter warmer oceanic <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">temperatures, which could allow the low to gradually acquire some <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">tropical or subtropical characteristics this week. <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.<span-family:"Courier New";color:green">     <span-size:11.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  National Information

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">Marsec Level – 1

     

 

Noticed posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020