Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 41116

The Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 41116 is attached.  

UPDATED: Navigation Restrictions in the Area of Southwest Pass (SWP):

The Associated Branch Pilots of the Port of New Orleans (Bar Pilots) revised their recommended maximum draft to 42 feet for all vessels transiting SWP as first implemented at 1030 hours on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  The previous draft recommendation was 43 feet and was established on March 9, 2016.  The official letter from the Bar Pilots is attached. 

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The Crescent River Port Pilots Association continue to enforce a one-way transit restriction for all vessels with a draft of 40 feet or greater from the Head of Passes (Mile 0) to Mile 6 Above Head of Passes.  This restriction became effective at 1730 hours on Saturday, March 26, 2016. 


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The Associated Federal Pilots and Docking Masters of Louisiana, LCC maximum draft recommendation for SWP shall remain 43 feet for all vessels (specifically from the Southwest Pass Sea Buoy to the Old Quarantine Anchorage at Mile 3.5 Above Head of Passes [AHP]).

Please review the attachments for complete details.  


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