The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:
(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard helped establish Crewboat Cut as a new federal channel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, La., on Wednesday.
Coast Guardsmen with Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Morgan City and Coast Guard cutter Axe constructed new channel markers in the waterway.
The new waterway is intended to be safer for mariners and will shorten travel time.
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