Mississippi River Opens Again: Safety Restrictions Apply

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Coastguard D8 Logo

The Coast Guard has re-opened the Mississippi River above Head of Passes following clusure occasioned by a sunken tugboat.

Survey operations are ongoing in an effort to locate the sunken 48-foot tug boat C-Pec between mile marker eight and Head of Passes. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River will continue to implement vessel traffic management measures to ensure safe navigation.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed two survey passes from mile marker eight to mile marker zero above Head of Passes with no navigation hazards identified. Contracted survey vessels have conducted channel centerline surveys from mile marker zero through Southwest Pass below Head of Passes to the Gulf of Mexico with no navigation hazards identified.

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans has re-opened mile marker zero to mile marker 10 to one-way vessel traffic only, implementing a traffic resumption plan developed by the Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and pilot associations with initial transits to be conducted by three shallow draft vessels.

All deep draft vessels movements will be coordinated between the Vessel Traffic Service, pilot associations and the Army Corps of Engineers. Shallow-draft vessels that do not normally navigate the deep draft channel are encouraged to transit the area at a slow safe speed with extreme caution and adhere to any instructions from the survey vessels on VHF-FM channel 67.
The Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service will continue to issue routine updates as needed.

Surveys with Army Corps of Engineers vessels, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessels and six contracted vessels will continue to search for the sunken vessel and verify conditions along the edge of the channel.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.
 

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

West Coast Port Talks Clear Hurdle

Shipping companies and the union for 20,000 dockworkers at nearly 30 U.S. West Coast ports have cleared a major hurdle in their protracted labor talks, clinching

NewLead Holdings Acquire 5 Vessels

NewLead Holdings Ltd. announced today that it recently added five bitumen tanker vessels to its fleet. The Company has expanded its fleet to 10 vessels in less

ClassNK Releases Improved "e-Application"

ClassNK announced the release of an improved "e-Application" system. This improvement was planned based on requests from the users. Therefore, firstly we would

Workboats

CORIMA Orders a Damen ASD Tug 2810

CORIMA, part of the Italian Gesmar Group, has ordered a Damen ASD Tug 2810.   The Damen ASD Tug 2810, which has a 60 metric tons bollard pull, will be deployed in the port of Ancona.

Towing Vessel Sinks off Oahu

A 95-foot towing vessel, Nalani, sank approximately two and half miles west of Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday, the U.S. (USCG) Coast Guard reported. The 11

US Boating On High Speed Recovery

Nearly 89 million Americans went boating last year, one of the largest boating participation figures on record. And the boat sales last year increased to $37 billion,

Casualties

Santa Lucia Back Underway in Delaware Bay

The motor vessel Santa Lucia, which was aground in Delaware Bay, got back underway under its own power at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Santa Lucia is

Oil Tankers are Front Line of Libya's Struggles

Crew members killed in tanker attack this month; West fears worsening violence could lead to civil war. Oil shippers face higher costs and the possible loss of insurance cover on Libyan voyages,

ms Veendam Rescues Pilot Off Maui Coast, Hawaii

On Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 5:21 p.m. local time while en route to Lahaina, Hawaii, Holland America Line’s ms Veendam answered a request for assistance from

Coast Guard

Santa Lucia Back Underway in Delaware Bay

The motor vessel Santa Lucia, which was aground in Delaware Bay, got back underway under its own power at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Santa Lucia is

Baby Medevaced from Cruiseship in Gulf of Mexico

A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an 8-month-old baby girl from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph early Monday morning, 140 miles southeast of Galveston.

Training Coastguards is Key to Tackling Piracy

Training and mentoring of coastguards in Africa, Middle East and South East Asia is essential if coastal nations are to have effective control over their Territorial Waters and Economic Zones,

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3219 sec (3 req/sec)