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Information on restrictions related to high water levels.

USCG (See attachments)

  • MSIB Vol XIX Issue 017 Carrollton Gauge 15' and Rising
  • MSIB Vol XIX Issue 031 Wilkenson Point 43' and Rising Safety Advisory

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

 NOBRA Pilots (See Supporting Documents)

  •  Mooring and unmooring operations at all mid-stream transfer facilities shall be restricted to daylight hours.

Federal Pilots (See Supporting Document)

  • All head down landings will cease until the Carrollton Gage reads 12’ and falling.
  • All mooring operations requiring a line boat will be conducted during daylight hours only. Normal mooring operations will resume once the Carrollton Gage reaches 12’ and falling.
  • Chalmette Slip operations will be conducted with the assistance of two tractor tugs during daylight hours only. Normal operations will resume once the Carrollton Gage reaches 12’ and falling.
  • For purposes of determining daylight, the official times of sunrise and sunset shall be used.
  • All operational recommendations shall return to normal once the Carrollton Gage reaches 12’ and falling.
  • Inbound vessels with a FW draft of 38' or greater shall enter SWP 3 hours after low tide to 3 hours after high tide.
  • 41' Draft Restriction between MM 4.5 AHP and 21.8 BHP

Crescent Pilots (See Supporting Documents)

  • Buoy System and midstream [MGMT] Daylight only
  • Chalmette slip day light only with two tractor tugs; No stern first
  • No head downs
  • Maximum lentgh for General Anchorage 600 ft
  • 42' Draft Restriction
  • Vessel draft in excess of 30 ft or greater and pilot ordered after 1600 hrs and fog predicted: Minimum one assist tug required

Bar pilots (See Supporting Documents)

  • 44' Draft Limitation in SWP
  • The Bar Pilots for the Port of New Orleans restrict vessels with a deep fresh water draft of Thirty-Eight feet (38') or greater to transit Southwest Pass from the Sea Buoy (Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy "SW") to mile 1.5 above HEad of Passes "between 3 hours after low tide, to 3 hours after high tide at SWP".









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