Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB)

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Effective MSIBs

Older MSIBs may be available upon Request.  Submit requests to vtspa-sup@uscg.mil.

25-23 Hurricane Season and Information Request
22-23 Draft Restriction for Port Arthur East Turning Basin
35-22 Aids to Navigation Discrepancy Reporting
16-22 Guidance for Dead Ship Tow or Movement for MSU Port Arthur and MSU Lake Charles
07-22 MTSA Regulated Facilities Cyber Risk
16-21 Requirements for U.S. Vessels Sailing Under Coastwise or Dual-Endorsement
52-20 Oversize Tow Permits - Port Arthur COTP Zone
08-20 Electrical Hazards at Waterfront Facilities
01-20 Novel Coronavirus Precautions
USCG 01-20 USCG HQ - Novel Coronavirus Precautions
02-16 Requirement to Report Vessel Groundings and Other Marine Casualties
02-13 UPDATE - Shoaling Advisory, Sabine River, Neches River Intersection to Orange, TX
09-11 COTP Policy on Letters of Alternate Compliance
03-11 COTP Port Arthur - Certificates of Adequacy
10-09 Ship Operating Protocol for the Sabine Neches Waterway

 

2023

29-23 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Pipeline Response Operations Complete
28-23 Calcasieu River - Wire Pulling Operation - Rescission
27-23 Calcasieu River - Wire Pulling Operation - Update 1
26-23 Calcasieu River - Mile Marker 24 - Wire Pulling
25-23 Hurricane Season and Information Request
24-23 Lake Charles Fireworks Display
23-23 Calcasieu River - US 171 Bridge - Mile Marker 46.5
22-23 Draft Restriction for Port Arthur East Turning Basin
21-23 Calcasieu River - Helicopter Ops (MSIB 13-23 Rescinded)
20-23 Channel Restriction - GIWW MM 260 - Update 3
19-23 Channel Restriction - GIWW MM 260 - Update 2
18-23 Channel Closure - GIWW MM 260 - Update 1
17-23 Channel Restriction - GIWW MM 260 Pipeline Leak
16-23 Riverfest 2023 - Scheduled Channel Closure, Neche River, Port Neches, TX
15-23 Black Bayou Bridge - Repairs Completed
14-23 Calcasieu Lock - Closures for Emergency Repairs
13-23 Calcasieu River - Helicopter Operations
12-23 Calcasieu Lock - Repairs Completed 
11-23 Sabine Pass Channel - Ship Traffic Restriction - Update 3 and Final
10-23 Sabine Pass Channel - Ship Traffic Restriction - Update 2
09-23 Black Bayou Bridge - GIWW 
08-23 Sabine Pass Channel - Ship Traffic Restriction - Update 1
07-23 Sabine Pass Channel - Ship Traffic Restriction
06-23 Calcasieu River - US 171 Bridge - Update 3
05-23 GIWW - Calcasieu Lock Repairs - Update 3
04-23 GIWW - Wire Pull Across GIWW
03-23 Calcasieu River - US 171 Bridge - Update 2
02-23 GIWW - Calcasieu Lock Repairs- Update 2
01-23 Calcasieu River - US 171 Bridge Repairs - Update 1

 

 

2022

45-22 Lake Charles Drone Display
44-22 Lake Charles Fireworks Display
43-22 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway - Calcasieu Lock - Update 1
42-22 Inland Tow Restrictions in the Vicinity of Choupique Island - Rescinded
41-22 Inland Tow Restrictions in the Vicinity of Choupique Island
40-22 Calcasieu River - Phillips 66 Clifton Ridge - Dredge activities schedule
39-22 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) - Calcasieu Lock closure for repairs
38-22 Calcasieu River - US 171 Bridge Repairs
37-22 Calcasieu River - Hazard to Navigation Remover
36-22 Calcasieu River - Hazard to Navigation 
35-22 Aids to Navigation Discrepancy Reporting
34-22 Calcasieu River - Westlake Railroad Bridge (scheduled closures 3-13 October, 2022)
33-22 Calcasieu River - Westlake Railroad Bridge (scheduled closures 29 Aug -29 Sep, 2022)
32-22 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge (scheduled closures 05-25 August, 2022)
31-22 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge (scheduled closures 01-11 August, 2022)
30-22 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge 
29-22 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge
28-22 Sabine Bank Channel Obstruction - Pipeline Removal Operations - Update 4 and Final
27-22 Sabine Bank Channel Obstruction - Pipeline Removal Operations and Impacts - Update 3
26-22 Sabine Bank Channel Obstruction - Pipeline Removal Operations and Impacts - Update 
25-22 Neches River Open - Capsized Vessel and Anchor Cable - Update 2 and Final
24-22 Neches River Opening (with Restrictions)
23-22 Sabine Bank Channel Obstruction - Pipeline Removal Operations and Impact to SNWW
22-22 Neches River Channel Closure - Capsized Anchor Barge
21-22 Sabine Bank Channel Obstruction - Pipeline Removal - Update 1
20-22 Sabine Bank Channel Obstruction - Pipeline Removal
19-22 GIWW Black Bayou Bridge - Scheduled Closure
18-22 Hurricane Season and Information Request
17-22 GIWW Black Bayou Bridge - Scheduled Closure
16-22 Guidance for Dead Ship Tow or Movement for MSU Port Arthur and MSU Lake Charles
15-22 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge
14-22 Riverfest 2022 - Scheduled Channel Closure, Neche River, Port Neches, TX
13-22 Neches River, KCS RR Bridge - Maintenance and No-Opening Schedule
12-22 Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge (vic. GIWW Mile Marker 231) Maintenance Closure
11-22 Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge (vic. GIWW Mile Marker 231) Temporary Schedule Change
10-22 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closure  (April 12, 2022)
09-22 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closure  (April 9, 2022)
08-22 Vertical Clearance Restriction Removed at GIWW Mile Marker 254
07-22 MTSA Regulated Facilities Cyber Risk
06-22 Scheduled Channel Closure - GIWW MM 254
05-22 Taylor Bayou Dredging - Coordination of Vessel Traffic During Dredging Operations
04-22 Vertical Clearance Reduction GIWW MM 254 (approximately 77-feet)
03-22 Scheduled Channel Closure GIWW MM 254 - Repairs to Power Lines
02-22 Channel Opened at GIWW MM 254 - Power Lines Removed
01-22 Channel Closure at GIWW MM 254 - Downed Power Lines

 

2021

29-21 Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closure (9-11 Dec 21)
28-21 Calcasieu River - Pipeline Removal Update
27-21 Calcasieu River - Pipeline Removal
26-21 Calcasieu River - Dredging Operations
25-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closure
24-21 Neches River Pipeline Removal - Channel Closure Scheduled for October 16, 2021
23-21 Calcasieu River I-10 Bridge Soil Boring Project
22-21 Neches River Pipeline Removal Operations - Channel Closures (28 Sep 21)
21-21 Calcasieu Channel I-10 Bridge Soil Boring Project (Channel Restriction)
20-21 Tropical Storm NICOLAS - Port Condition Normal (15 Sep 21)
19-21 Tropical Storm NICHOLAS - Set Port Condition YANKEE (PA ONLY) (13 Sep 21)
18-21  Tropical Storm NICHOLAS - Set Port Condition XRAY (12 Sep 21)
17-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bride Closures in Sept.  (10 Sep 21)
16-21 Requirements for U.S. Vessels Sailing Under Coastwise or Dual-Endorsement
15-21 Calcasieu River Channel Closure at Lights 47 / 48
14-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closures in Sept. (30 Aug 21)
13-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition Normal (Lake Charles, LA) (30 Aug 21)
12-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition Recovery (Lake Charles, LA) (29 Aug 21)
11-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition Normal (Sabine-Neches Waterway Only) (29 Aug 21)
10-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition YANKEE for Lake Charles (28 Aug 21) 
09-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition X-RAY (27 Aug 21)
08-21 Tropical Strom IDA- Set Port Condition WHISKEY (26 Aug 27)
07-21 Calcasieu River Channel Closure (25 Aug 21)
06-21 Update to Coast Pilot (25 Aug 21)
05-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closure (19 Aug 21)
04-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closure - (Closures Cancelled)
03-21 Hurricane Season and Information Request
02-21 Hazardous Weather and River Conditions (18 May 21)
01-21 Scheduled Channel Closure, Neches River - Riverfest (09 Apr 21)


 

2020

52-20 Oversize Tow Permits - Port Arthur COTP Zone
51-20 Port Condition Normal - Calcasieu Waterway (13 Nov 20)
50-20 Resume Port Condition Recovery - Calcasieu Waterway (28 Oct 20)
49-20 Tropical Storm Zeta - Port Condition WHISKEY - Calcasieu Waterway (26 Oct 20)
48-20 Obstruction in Sabine Bank Channel  - Rig JASMINIA Update 3 and Final (22 Oct 20)
47-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Recovery - Calcasieu Waterway (20 Oct 20)
46-20 Obstruction in Sabine Bank Channel - Rig JASMINIA Update 2 (20 Oct 20)
45-20 Obstruction in Sabine Bank Channel - Rig JASMINIA Update 1 (18 Oct 20)
44-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Recovery - Calcasieu Waterway
43-20 Obstruction in Sabine Bank Channel - Rig JASMINIA (17 Oct 20)
42-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Updates - Sabine Neches Waterway (14 Oct 20)
41-20 Lake Charles Reconstitution - Facilities Resuming Operations (13 Oct 20)
40-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Updates (12 Oct 20)
39-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Updates (11 Oct 20)
38-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Updates (10 Oct 20)
37-20 Hurricane Delta - Set Port Condition ZULU (08 Oct 20)
36-20 Hurricane Delta - Set Port Condition YANKEE (08 Oct 20)
35-20 Hurricane Delta - Set Port Condition XRAY (07 Oct 20)
34-20 Hurricane Delta - Set Port Condition WHISKEY (6 Oct 20)
33-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Condition Update (6 Oct 20) - Recovery (Calcasieu Waterway)
32-20 Tropical Strom Beta - Rescind Port Condition ZULU (22 Sep 20)
31-20 Tropical Strom Beta - Set Port Condition ZULU (20 Sep 20)
30-20 Tropical Strom Beta - Set Port Condition YANKEE (20 Sep 20)
29-20 Tropical Strom Beta - Set Port Condition XRAY (19 Sep 20)
28-20 Tropical Storm Beta - Set Port Condition WHISKEY (18 Sep 20)
27-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (17 Sep) - Recovery (Calcasieu Waterway)
26-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (10 Sep) - Recovery (Calcasieu Waterway)
25-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (7 Sep) - Recovery (Calcasieu Waterway)
24-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (5 Sep) - Recovery (Calcasieu & Sabine-Neches)
23-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (4 Sep) - Recovery(Calcasieu & Sabine-Neches)
22-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (3 Sep) - Recovery(Calcasieu & Sabine-Neches)
21-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update - Recovery(Calcasieu & Sabine-Neches)
20-20 LC Port of Lake Charles Reconstitution - Facilities Resuming Operations
19-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update - Recovery(Calcasieu &Sabine-Neches)
18-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update - Zulu (Calcasieu), Recovery (Sabine-Neches)
17-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update - Zulu (Calcasieu), Recovery (Sabine-Neches)
16-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Condition Zulu (Calcasieu), Port Condition Recovery (Sabine-Neches)
15-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Condition ZULU - Update 1
14-20 Hurricane Laura - Set Port Condition ZULU
13-20 Hurricane Laura - Set Port Condition YANKEE
12-20 Tropical Storm Marco & Laura - Port Condition X-RAY - Update 1
11-20 Tropical Storm Marco - Set Port Condition X-RAY
10-20 Tropical Storm Marco - Set Port Condition WHISKEY
09-20 Increased Recreational Vessel Traffic on the Calcasieu Ship Channel
08-20 Electrical Hazards at Waterfront Facilities
07-20 TS Cristobal - Rescind Port Condition XRAY.  Port Condition - Normal
06-20 TS Cristobal - Set Port Condition XRAY
05-20 TS Cristobal - Set Port Condition WHISKEY
04-20 Hurricane Season Begins and Information Request
          - CG-11410 - MTS Recovery Essential Elements of Information Form
03-20
Form
Facilities and Port Operations - COVID-19 Impacts
CG-11410A - MTS Recovery Facility Status
02-20 Draft Restriction Rescinded - Port Arthur East Turning Basin
01-20 MSU Port Arthur - Novel Coronavirus Precautions
USCG 01-20 USCG HQ - Novel Coronavirus Precautions