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​Setting of Port Condition NORMAL and Re-Opening of RNA-East

Effective immediately on October 10, 2020, the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans has set port condition NORMAL for the COTP New Orleans Zone, as described in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 3.40-15 as follows:

• On the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 20 Below Head of Passes (BHP) to MM 303 Above Head of Passes (AHP)
• On the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) from MM 20 West of Harvey Lock (WHL) to MM 44.2 East of Harvey Lock (EHL)
• On the GIWW Port Allen – Morgan City Alternate Route from MM 30 to MM 65
• On the Atchafalaya River from MM 0 to MM 45
• On the GIWW Alternate Route (refer to MSIB Vol XX Issue 087a for details)

Effective immediately, the COTP also rescinds the enforcement of the Hurricane Regulated Navigation Area - East, which includes the following areas:

• The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) from Mile Marker (MM) 22 East of Harvey Locks (EHL), west on the GIWW, including the Michoud Canal and the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC), extending north ½ mile from the Seabrook Flood Gate Complex out into Lake Pontchartrain and south to the IHNC Lock

Mariners are reminded that the IHNC Lock and St. Claude Avenue Bridge are closed.

Although waterways are open to traffic, shoaling, storm debris, and other hazards may still exist.  Mariners must be mindful of their vessel wake, as flooding conditions may exist in many communities near waterways. Aids to Navigation may also be damaged or missing. Mariners transiting the area should use caution, and report any Aids to Navigation damage or other waterways issues to VTS LMR via VHF-FM Channel 05A, 12, or 67, or via landline at (504) 365-2514.

Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280 Email address: SecNOLA-WPM@uscg.mil
Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hour): (504) 365-2200
Vessel Traffic Center (24 Hour): (504) 365-2514 or VHF-FM channels 5A, 12, or 67
Coast Guard District Eight Bridges: (504) 671-2128
National Response Center (24 Hour): 1-800-424-8802

 


CAPTAIN W. E. WATSON
Captain of the Port New Orleans

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