The Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 112415
Navigation Transit Recommendation(s) on the Crossings Above New Orleans:
The New Orleans Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association (NOBRA) maximum draft recommendation for all vessels transiting up to Mile 180 Above Head of Passes (AHP) is 47 feet. The maximum draft recommendation between Mile 180 AHP and Mile 230 AHP is 45 feet. Vessels transiting above Mile 230 remain limited to the maximum draft recommendation of 43 feet.
The Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (VTS LMR) has removed the previous VTS Measure at Belmont Crossing:
"Due to shoaling encroaching into the Belmont crossing reach, VTS Lower Mississippi River has established a VTS measure restricting all deep draft vessels 42' and greater to one way traffic while transiting between MM152.5 and MM154 AHP until further notice. Vessels should contact VTS on ch 5A or at 504-365-2514 for any questions."
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