Coast Guard opens Lower Mississippi River to all vessel traffic

Coast Guard opens Lower Mississippi River to all vessel traffic
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port opens the Port. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard captain-of-the-port, New Orleans, Capt. Will Watson, has opened the Lower Mississippi River to all vessel traffic in New Orleans and key ports throughout Southeast Louisiana Friday following Hurricane Ida. After the successful removal of several power lines obstructing...

Coast Guard establishes 20-meter safety zone around all Deepwater Horizon protective boom; operations

NEW ORLEANS – The Captains of the Port for Morgan City, La., New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala. , under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, has established a 20- meter safety zone surrounding all Deepwater Horizon booming operations and oil response efforts taking place in Southeast Louisiana.

Coast Guard returns port to normal hurricane season conditions

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has returned the Port of New Orleans to normal hurricane season port conditions.