Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 11416
The Associated Branch Pilots of the Port of New Orleans (Bar Pilots) were forced to reduce their maximum draft recommendation to 43 feet from 47 feet. This draft reduction went into effect at 1000 hours this morning. The official letter from the Bar Pilots is attached for your reference.
Please see the attached for complete details on efforts to keep the industry hopper dredge NEWPORT beyond the estimated completion of its current contract (January 27, 2016) and for an update on the operation of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway.