Biloxi seaway closed due to landslide

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The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(MOBILE, Ala.) — The Coast Guard closed the Biloxi Industrial Seaway in Gulfport, Miss., due to a landslide Saturday.

The Biloxi Industrial Seaway in the vicinity of the Lorraine Bridge is closed to all traffic.

The Coast Guard was notified at approximately 5:20 p.m. that the channel was entirely blocked by trees and other debris. The area experienced heavy rainfall near the time of the incident.

The Coast Guard is coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a survey of the area and plan the best way to clear the debris so that it can be restored.

There is currently no estimated time for the reopening of the waterway.

For questions regarding the closure, mariners may contact Coast Guard Sector Mobile at 251-441-5976, or on VHF-FM Channel 16.

By Professional Mariner Staff