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October 24, 2014
3:30 p.m.


Welcome to your link to Port Fourchon news! Information is updated when there is breaking news that affects Port Fourchon business.
Recently Updated Information:

  • FLOODGATE NOTIFICATION:
    The South Lafourche Levee District reports that the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose is currently open to marine traffic.

    The Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow is currently locking in vessels as they arrive.

    Extreme caution is advised when traveling through the floodgates. The Captain should always proceed under the direction of the Lock Master. Any damages will become the responsibility of the boat owner.

    Please be aware that whenever high tides occur, either or both floodgates may close at any time without notice. Updates on both floodgates may be obtained at www.slld.org or by calling the South Lafourche Levee District office at (985) 632-7554.

  • BEACH PROJECT WORK IN BELLE PASS:
    The state's Caminada Headlands Beach & Dune Restoration Project is again underway, and a Notice to Mariners has been issued as the contractor moves back into place to resume construction work in the Port Fourchon area.

    Weeks Marine dredge "E.W. Ellefsen" has arrived in Port Fourchon along with additional barges. They will temporarily be anchored in West Belle Pass just inside the jetties about a mile or so, on the East bank.

    Operations began on Monday, September 8th and will continue until approximately November 8th (60 days).

    The tugs will monitor marine VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake after passing arrangements have been made.

    This project will not impact marine traffic in port except for possible minimal time delays due to slowed vessel traffic around the staging area in Belle Pass.

    Thank you for your patience and consideration, and please proceed with caution around work crews and their equipment.

Looking for more information?

  • Call the Port’s Public Information Line at 985-798-5335, or toll-free at 866-600-7803.

  • Click here for the South Lafourche Levee District website to get the latest information on the Larose and Golden Meadow floodgates and lock operations.



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