The USCG has released a Marine Safety Information Bulletin – Carrollton Gauge 9 Feet and Falling.


In addition to de-energizing of the traffic lights at Algiers Point the following applies:


The following measures are no longer in effect:

  • Unless moored to a shore side facility or mooring buoys, all deep draft vessels must have three means to hold position.
  • All cargo transfers authorized in designated anchorages, as noted in 33 CFR 110.195, are required to submit a Notice of Midstream Transfer form for review 48-hours prior to commencing transfer operations within the Captain of the Port New Orleans (COTP) zone.


The full MSIB is below.



“Capt Ron”

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