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Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday July 30, 2021 07/30/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Scheduled River Closure - Postponed07/29/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday July 29, 2021 07/29/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday July 28, 2021 07/28/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday July 27, 2021 07/27/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday July 26, 2021 07/26/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday July 23, 2021 07/23/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday July 22, 2021 07/22/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday July 21, 2021 07/21/2021 Normal
Mississippi River - River Closure - Postponed07/20/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday July 20, 2021 07/20/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday July 19, 2021 07/19/2021 Normal
Mississippi River - Scheduled River Closure - Postponed07/16/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday July 16, 2021 07/16/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday July 15, 2021 07/15/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday July 14, 2021 07/14/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday July 13, 2021 07/13/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday July 12, 2021 07/12/2021 Normal
Mississippi River re opened at MM-93 to MM-9507/12/2021 Normal
Mississippi River closed MM-93 to MM-9507/12/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday July 9, 2021 07/09/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday July 8, 2021 07/08/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Wednesday July 7, 2021 07/07/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Tuesday July 6, 2021 07/06/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Monday July 5, 2021 07/05/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Friday July 2, 2021 07/02/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Scheduled River Closure - Mile 9 AHP 07/01/2021 Normal
Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday July 1, 2021 07/01/2021 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Mississippi River Currents Daily Report for Thursday July 1, 2021
Date:Thursday, July 01, 2021
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 July 1, 2021             

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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"> 07:20 hrs. - 07/01/2021

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">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Controlling Draft for Deep Draft Vessels is 47 Feet.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Corps currently has one dredge working in Southwest Pass.  In addition, there are three  dredges working in the crossings above New Orleans.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The State of Louisiana has awarded a marsh creation project that will require a river closure.  At the start of the project, a pipeline will be laid across the channel to allow sediment to be pumped across the river.  A one-day (12 hour) closure of the channel will be required to allow for the safe submersion of the pipeline.  The submersion of the pipeline/closure will take place once  the river has crested and is below 10 feet.  A confirmation of the actual date of the closure will be sent once finalized.

Bar Pilots<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Recommended loading draft  for Southwest Pass is 48 feet.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Crescent Pilots:
Recommended loading draft for their area of the river is 47 feet.
<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

<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-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The NOBRA Pilots’ Board of Examiners is in the process of reviewing its Standards of Care relative to High Interest Vessels and over the coming months hope to revise this specific standard that will allow for a clearer determination for the application of the standard.  Presently, operationally, the Board of Examiners is NOT designating a vessel as a High Interest Vessel when the Captain of the Port Order is an Order requiring a Crew Control Security Plan (“CCSP”) in which the sole purpose of the CCSP is to prohibit vessel crew members from disembarking the vessel.  During this transitional process, the Standards of Care remain as drafted and do provide the Board of Examiners authority to designate a vessel as HIV.


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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The above draft recommendations were received this morning. As conditions can change, you should always check with the pilots prior to loading.

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

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.  

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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:18.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">U.S. Coast Guard Notices: <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Until approximately July 21, 2022, a Slowest, Safe Speed to minimize wake is requested at MM-73 AHOP RDB, from 0700 to 1700 Monday thru Saturday, for sheet-pile and wave attenuator installation. Boh Brothers Construction is monitoring CH-14 VHF-FM.

CARROLLTON GAUGE AT 9 FEET AND FALLING<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">This Marine Safety Information Bulletin supersedes Volume XXI, Issue 036 Carrollton Gauge at 12 Feet and Falling. 

When the Carrollton Gauge reads 9 feet and falling, the following measures 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:#202020">1. In accordance with 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 161.65, the Governor Nicholls Harbor Traffic Control Light, Gretna Harbor Traffic Control Light 97, and the Westwego Traffic Light 102 will be de-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:#202020">2. The harbor traffic control lights are located at: Governor Nicholls Light, Mile Marker (MM) 94.3 Above Head of Passes (AHP), Left Descending Bank (LDB) (LLNR 13855/34770); Gretna Light, MM 96.6 AHP, Right Descending Bank (RDB) (LLNR 13880/34795); and the Westwego Traffic Light, MM 101.4 AHP, RDB (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 operating properly.<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

The following measures will no longer 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:#202020">1. 33 CFR 165.810 (b)(2) regulations describing high-water requirements for all vessels operating in the Lower Mississippi River below mile 233.9 AHP including South Pass and 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:#202020">2. The Algiers Point Vessel Traffic Control lights are energized and vessel traffic is being regulated in the vicinity of Algiers Point. The Vessel Traffic Control lights are located at Governor Nicholls Light, MM 94.4 AHP, LBD (LLNR 13630/33185), Gretna Light, MM 97.6 AHP, RDB (LLNR 3655/33210), and the Westwego Repeater Light, MM 101.4 AHP, RDB (LLNR 13715). <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">3. 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 in standby. Should a vessel lose an anchor or become inoperable with no redundant capabilities available, such as aft anchors or two main engines, 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:#202020">4. All cargo transfers authorized in designated anchorages as noted in 33 CFR 110.195, as well as mid-stream cargo transfers, are required to submit for review a Notice of Midstream Transfer 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">

Waterway Status – Fireworks Displays within the COTP New Orleans Zone July 1 through July 4, 2021<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, has established multiple safety zones within the Captain of the Port New Orleans area of responsibility.  These safety zones are needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with waterborne activities and fireworks displays.  Below is a list of dates and times established safety zones will be enforced.

1. St. John the Baptist Parish July 4th Celebration Fireworks<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">a. Date and time: July 1, 2021 from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m.
b. Location: Lower Mississippi River Mile Marker (MM) 137.5 to MM 138.5 above Head of Passes (AHP), Reserve, LA
<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

2. L’Auberge Casino Fireworks<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">a. Date and time: July 4, 2021 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">b. Location: Lower Mississippi River MM 216.5 to 217.5 AHP, Baton Rouge, LA
c. Designated representative: USCG Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, phone (225) 281-2875
<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

3. WBRZ-TV Fireworks Display<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">a. Date and time: July 4, 2021 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">b. Location: Lower Mississippi River MM 228.8 to 230, above Head of Passes
c. Designated representative: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, VHF-FM Channel 16
<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">All vessels are prohibited from entering these safety zones unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated representative.  The Captain of the Port’s designated representative for each safety zone is listed above.  All vessels requesting permission to enter or transit through these safety zones are required to contact the designated representative via the contact methods<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">

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">



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

Tropical Weather Outlook<span-family:"Courier New";color:green"> <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 Thu Jul 1 2021 <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 recently <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">upgraded Tropical Storm Elsa, located over 750 miles east-southeast <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">of the Windward Islands. <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">Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. <span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:green">  Tropical Storm Elsa<span-family:"Courier New";color:#202020"> NOAA Fog Forecast: .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">


Vessels Scheduled to Depart in the Next 24 Hours:<span-size:10.5pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#202020">
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Summary of Coronavirus requirements/restrictions currently in place by local USCG, CBP, and pilots at bottom of report.

 

 

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.

 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">MSIB 02-21: In accordance with the President’s Executive Order 13998, all persons travelling on commercial vessels

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">are required to wear a mask.  The attached MSIB from the Coast Guard provides information on the order. 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We have confirmed with the local Coast Guard that all vessels on the Lower Mississippi River are subject to the order.

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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

 

***ATTENTION***: THE BELOW IS A QUOTE FROM THE CDC.GOV WEBSITE:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy is consistent with the current phase of the pandemic and more efficiently protects the health of Americans.

Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to emerge in countries around the world, and there is evidence of increased transmissibility of some of these variants.  With the US already in surge status, the testing requirement for air passengers will help slow the spread of the virus as we work to vaccinate the American public.

Before departure to the United States, a required test, combined with the CDC recommendations to get tested again 3-5 days after arrival and stay home for 7 days post-travel, will help slow the spread of COVID-19 within US communities from travel-related infections. Pre-departure testing with results known and acted upon before travel begins will help identify infected travelers before they board airplanes.

Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

“Testing does not eliminate all risk,” says CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, “but when combined with a period of staying at home and everyday precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer, healthier, and more responsible by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at destinations.”

This order was signed by the CDC Director Rochelle Walensky  MD, MPH on January 12, 2021 and will become effective on January 26, 2021.

 

 

Noticed posted on Thursday, July 01, 2021