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Bar Pilots - Transit Restrictions

Effective Immediately, the Bar Pilots have advised that vessels with a draft over 46 feet can only transit Southwest Pass 3 hours before to 3 hours after high tide at Pilottown.

Crescent Pilots - 47 Feet

Crescent Pilots have advised their recommended loading draft has increased their draft to 47 feet. Controlling draft for the river is now 47 feet.

Bar Pilots - Increase in Draft

Effective Immediately, the Bar Pilots recommended draft is 47 feet. Controlling draft for the river is now 46 feet.

Bar Pilots - Increase in Draft

NOBOT ALERT - The Bar Pilots have increased their recommended loading draft to 45 feet. This is now the controlling draft for the Mississippi River.

Tropical Storm Cristobal - Southwest Pass Closure

Southwest Pass will close this evening to vessels transits. Please see e-mail for details

Bar Pilots - Increase in Draft

The Bar Pilots have advised that their recommended loading draft is being increased to 44 feet. Official letter to follow.

River Opening

NOBOT ALERT: The Nordic Milde has been refloated. The river is now open.

Bonnet Carre Anchorage - Open

As per the Coast Guard, Bonnet Carre Anchorage is now open. Please check your e-mail for the MSIB.

Change in Draft

Effective 12:00 pm today, the Crescent Pilots draft recommendation is increased to 43 feet.

Change in Draft

Effective this morning the Bar Pilots recommended maximum loading draft has been increased to 43 feet. The controlling draft for the river remains 42 feet.

Coast Guard Report Requriments

NOBOT Alert: Please check your email for additional reporting requirements for ENOA submission to the Coast Guard.

CBP - Entrance/Clearance

NOBOT Alert:Effective immediately vessel entrances/clearance can be submitted via e-mail. Procedures have been emailed.

Pilot Ordering Instructions

NOBOT ALERT:Please check your e-mail for additional reporting requirements, which go into effect at 0900 tomorrow morning, when ordering pilot services.

CBP Crew Restrictions

CBP has advised that maritime crew will be remanded to their vessels until further notice. Please check your e-mail for the Southern Currents from CBP.

River Closure

NOBOT ALERT: River Closure Mile 115-Mile 122. Please check your email for further information.

NOBRA - High Water Restrictions

NOBOT Alert: NOBRA Pilots have implemented daylight only transit from Mile 170 - Mile 232.2. Additional information has been e-mailed.

Offical Letter Regarding Daylight Transit

NOBOT ALERT: The NOBRA Pilot Board of Examiners has issued the letter, which has been emailed, officially rescinding the daylight transit restriction between Mile 191 and Baton Rouge

Daylight Only Restriction - Lifted

Effective 17:00 this evening, the daylight only restriction for vessels transiting between 192 to Baton Rouge has been lifted. Please check your e-mail for additional information.

Change in Draft

NOBOT Alert:Effective 12:00 today the Crescent Pilots recommended loading draft is set at 46 feet. Letter from the CRPPA has been emailed. Controlling draft remains at 42 feet.

Test Message

Good Morning. This is a test of the New Orleans Board of Trade Notification system. Please confirm receipt to brett@nobot.org