INNER HARBOR NAVIGATION CANAL LOCK CLOSURE
CHANDELEUR SOUND ALTERNATE ROUTE 2020
USACE will close and dewater the IHNC Lock for 60 days starting on September 4, 2020 to investigate and repair lock wall leaks.
- To allow mariners to continue to travel to and from the East Canal, the Chandeleur Sound – GIWW Alternate Route will again be activated.
- The route (west to east) generally follows the Mississippi River to Bayou Baptiste Collette then northward in the Chandeleur Sound to the Gulfport Ship Channel and the GIWW East.
Below are links to key documents regarding the route:
USCG Sector New Orleans MSIB Vol XX Issue 087a UPDATED IHNC Lock Closure and GIWW Alternate Route dated 30 Aug 2020
USACE NAV NOTICE UPDATE
NOAA Navigation Charts ENCs: https://www.charts.noaa.gov/InteractiveCatalog/nrnc.shtml#mapTabs-2
NOAA Navigation Charts RNCs: https://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/11363.shtml
ALSO GICA has established a Facebook Group Page dedicated to comments, observations and suggestions for those using the route. It’s expected to be interactive with tow Captains sharing important information as they transit. Please join the group: GIWW Alternate Route 2020
Please direct any questions or concerns you may have about the Route to Jim Stark at GICA.