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Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday November 30, 2020 11/30/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday November 25, 2020 11/25/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday November 24, 2020 11/24/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday November 23, 2020 11/23/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday November 20, 2020 11/20/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday November 19, 2020 11/19/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday November 18, 2020 11/18/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Planned River Closure - Mile 1.2 - Mile 1.4 AHP11/17/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday November 17, 2020 11/17/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday November 16, 2020 11/16/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday November 13, 2020 11/13/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday November 12, 2020 11/12/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday November 11, 2020 11/11/2020 Normal
Mobile Tropical Storm ETA - Port Condition X-RAY - MSIB and Storm Preparations Checklist11/10/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday November 10, 2020 11/10/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday November 09, 2020 11/09/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday November 06, 2020 11/06/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday November 05, 2020 11/05/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday November 04, 2020 11/04/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday November 03, 2020 11/03/2020 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday November 02, 2020 11/02/2020 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday November 24, 2020
Date:Tuesday, November 24, 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 November 24 , 2020           

 

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Summary of Coronavirus requirements/restrictions currently in place by local USCG, CBP, and pilots at bottom of report.

 

 

A Daily Publication of the New Orleans Board of Trade<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 07:30 hrs. - 11/24/2020

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">

Mississippi River Condition Update:<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">

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
The Corps currently has one dredge working in the crossings.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red;mso-fareast-language:KO">

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Corps currently has two dredges working in Southwest Pass.  The dredges are working on the Mississippi River Deepening Project.
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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.

<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

<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">U.S. Coast Guard Notices: <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">There are no active navigation notices at this time.

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


<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;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">700 AM EST Tue Nov 24 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">1. A broad area of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">northeast of the southeast Bahamas is producing disorganized <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">cloudiness and showers well to the northeast and east of its <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">center.  Strong upper-level winds are expected to limit <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">development of the system today before the low merges with a cold <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">front on Tuesday.  Later in the week, this system may have another <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">opportunity to develop subtropical characteristics if it becomes <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">separated from the front and meanders over the central Atlantic. <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-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">NOAA Fog Forecast: <span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">     .National Information Marsec Level – 1

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


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Vessels Scheduled to Depart in the Next 24 Hours:


 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Coronavirus Requirements/Restrictions:

 

Over the past several weeks, numerous notices have been sent to the membership

regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic. Below is a quick summary of requirements that

are currently in place due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This is a very fluid situation and

requirements could be put in effect or change with very little advance notice. Please

continue to monitor your e-mail for updates.

 

Coast Guard:

MSIB 02-20: Added Brazil to the list of countries with travel restrictions.

MSIB 11-20: Provided information concerning Maritime Personnel being considered

Essential to the Economy and Well Being of the United States.

MSIB 09-20: Provided guidance on Port State Control (PSC) Exams and COC Exams.

MSIB 06-20: Vessel Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death:

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).

 

In addition to notifying Coast Guard and CDC, please also notify CBP, and all three pilot

associations as well as our office.

 

MSIB XX: Issue 035: Vessel Precautions:

Provided information to all vessels concerning precautions to be taken prior to arrival.

 

Pilot Associations: Please note if the below procedures are not followed, pilotage

services could be denied.

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?

 

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:

 

Step 1. - Vessel agent shall contact ship’s Master to confirm the following:

1.) No crew member has symptoms of Coronavirus including:

a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater,

cough

trouble breathing; or

body aches; and

 

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.

 

Step 2. – Agent copies (cc) the pilot dispatch on an email from the Agent to the

Master confirming Master’s representation that:

 

1.) No crew member has symptoms of Coronavirus including:

a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater,

cough,

trouble breathing, or

body aches; and

 

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. - Vessel agent contacts Pilot dispatch and orders a pilot and informs the pilot

dispatcher of the Master’s responses to Step 1 items 1). & 2).

Pilot Dispatch Email Addresses:

BAR Dispatch – ops@barpilot.com

CRPPA Dispatch

dispatch@crescentpilots.com

NOBRA Dispatch –

dispatch@nobrapilots.com

Federal Pilots Dispatch fedpilot@federalpilots.com

 

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.

 

We are asking for everyone’s cooperation. If this cannot be done voluntarily, we will

have to consider reducing the mandatory detention time

Noticed posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020