There is an anticipated navigation restriction and a partial river closure scheduled in order to facilitate the removal of a submerged pipeline.


Tentative details are:

  • Spanish Pass – In proximity of Mile 9.0, AHOP
  • Weeks Marine Dredge JS CHATRY on scene with Pilot on board to facilitate traffic.
  • June 6-8, 2023 from 0600-1800 Daily – One Way Traffic Restriction (to remove material from top of Pipeline).
    • Traffic to be managed by Pilots.
  • June 13, 2023 from 0600-1800 – A 12-hour full river closure.
    • Jun 15, 2023 will be the backup date to be requested if needed to complete operation.

Note:  The USCG will release an official notice.


Also, dredging operations are planned in the proximity of the Point Celeste Anchorage (more precisely MM 51.5 – 51.6 AHOP)

Tentative details are:

  • Two operations are scheduled to be performed by Weeks Marine and Wood dredging companies.
  • Both operations are tentatively scheduled to begin June 13, 2023.
  • Wood finish date is tentatively Early August.
  • Weeks finish date is tentatively Late November.
  • No effect on navigation.
  • Will limit use of Point Celeste Anchorage.


“Capt Ron”

Ronald W. Branch, CAPT. USCG (Ret.)
Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA)
Website:  The Watch Stander