|NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS|
|NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT||DATE:||11/29/2017||NOTICE NUMBER: 8225|
7400 LEAKE AVENUE
NEW ORLEANS LA 70118-3651
|LOCAL NUMBER: MVN 17-122
WATERWAY: GIWW ALTERNATE ROUTE
EFFECTIVE: IMMEDIATELY thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE CST
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
Port Allen Lock
Mariners are advised that vessels entering Port Allen Lock from the Mississippi River have at times experienced a hazardous eddy current when making the approach into the lock forebay.
Navigation interests should take notice that this eddy current is still present at times and may have changed significantly so that it affects vessels further out into the river.
Vessel operators should therefore be on alert, and ready to take action sooner and/or in a different manner to avoid collisions with the floating guidewall that is located in the lock forebay.
Steven G. Patorno
Chief, Technical Support Branch