|NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS|
|NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT||DATE:||11/29/2017||NOTICE NUMBER: 8226|
7400 LEAKE AVENUE
NEW ORLEANS LA 70118-3651
|LOCAL NUMBER: MVN 17-123
WATERWAY: GULF INTRACOASTAL WW - EHL
EFFECTIVE: IMMEDIATELY thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE CST
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock
Due to the limited mooring space between the Florida Avenue Bridge and the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock, it is required that all tows contact the Lock on VHF marine channel 14 for locking information prior to navigating through the Florida Avenue Bridge.
Towboat Captains are reminded that if a tow has to be broken for locking operations, this shall be done prior to coming through the Florida Avenue Bridge and the barges shall not be left unattended in the canal for any reason. Towboat Captains must use the mooring buoys and tend the wheelhouse at all times.
To prevent bank erosion, Tow Captains are also reminded not to push the head of their tow into the banks on the river or canal end of the lock for any reason while waiting for their locking.
Steven G. Patorno
Chief, Technical Support Branch