USCG lifts Lower Mississippi “daylight only” deep-draft vessel restriction

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Capt. Will Watson, Coast Guard captain-of-the-port for the Port of New Orleans.

The Coast Guard captain-of-the-port, New Orleans, Capt. Will Watson, has lifted daylight transit only restrictions for deep-draft vessels operating south of Mile 203 on the Lower Mississippi River.

The change was announced in a Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued yesterday.

All other restrictions outlined in an earlier COPT order remain in place.

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