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LCDR Quincy Davis Commanding Officer Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge.

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1 LCDR Quincy Davis Commanding Officer Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge

2 Objectives Ensure the safety of the public Reduce the risks associated with maritime transportation during flood levels Protect the environment Ensure the safe and continuous operation of the maritime transportation system

3 Waterways Action Plan Partnership between industry, stakeholders and the USCG Effective Communications Restrictions/Controls to ensure safe flow of navigation

4 Waterways Action Plan Three Phases Watch– Baton Rouge Gauge reads 28’ Action- Begins at 30 ft Recovery– Levels decrease

5 Port Allen Locks Overflight- Gage 39.2’

6 Wilkinson Point Overflight- Gage 39.2’

7 Vessel Traffic Control Center Watch (VTCC)

8 High Water Statistics 3 May – 11May 2011 Total Number of Tows 270 Total Number of Barges 2698 Total Number of Red Flags 618 Total Number of EHCs 1 Total Number of Wilkinson Point Transits 142 Total Number of Port Allen Lock Transits 76 Into River Transits 41 Out Of River Transits 35

9 Pilot Restrictions Mile AHP to Mile 90.5 AHP, South Bound vessels will be daylight only. Mile AHP to Mile AHP, North and South Bound vessels will be daylight only. Vessels anchoring in NOBRA's area of responsibility with a draft of 30 feet or greater must maintain a pilot on board while at anchor to insure safety of the vessel. These emergency procedures will remain in effect until the Baton Rouge Gage has a reading of 40 feet falling in combination with the Carrollton Gage reading of 16 feet and falling.

10 Affected Facilities MSU Baton Rouge has made contact with all of the regulated facilities and asked that reports of operations be sent to unit. Two bulk liquid transfer facilities have closed their docks Talk of more closures pending, but have not received official reports at unit

11 Passenger Vessels Reached out to the following vessels concerning plans for operation during high water: Casino Vessels USS KIDD Ferries

12 Waterways Action Plan Controls include- Establish Vessel Traffic Control Center Watch Reduced tow sizes- Currently 25 Barge Max One way traffic patterns- Between I-10 and Hwy 190 Bridges Daylight transits only- Southbound vessels at Wilkinson Point Required use of assist vessels Increased towing vessel horsepower Closing of waterways

13 Questions?

14 Waterways Action Plan

15 2009 & 2011 Comparison Wilkinson Point 2009 Average Tows Per Day= Average Tows Per Day= 16 Port Allen Locks 2009 Average Tows Per Day= Average Tows Per Day= 10

16 Waterways Action Plan Three Phases Watch– Baton Rouge Gauge reads 28’ Action- Begins at 30 ft Recovery– Levels decrease Areas of Focus– LMR Port Allen Lock Wilkinson Point 81 Mile Point Bayou Sorrel/Port Allen Route Area between I-10 and Hwy 190 Bridge

17 Port Allen Locks

18 Flood Inundation Map

19 Wilkinson Point 8 May 2009 Overflight- Gage 30.66’

20 Wilkinson Point Traffic Assist Vessel 2008 Overflight


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