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MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 15-60 Lock 07 Limited Commercial Lockages During Scheduled Maintenance Closure

Published Aug. 31, 2015
Navigation Notice

Navigation Notice

LIMITED COMMERCIAL LOCKAGES DURING SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CLOSURE

                                                    MURRAY LOCK (No. 7) NM 125.4

                                                MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM

The maintenance closure of Murray Lock & Dam (No. 7) is in effect through September 04, 2015.  While completing the pre-dewater dive inspection, corrosion of critical safety equipment was discovered that precludes dewatering the lock.  The maintenance focus has now shifted to above-waterline critical inspections and repairs.

During this closure a very limited number of commercial lockages can be accommodated when maintenance is not underway.  Any such lockage requires 24-hour advance notice and coordination with the Lockmaster and must adhere to the following restrictions:

 n  No lockage can start before 6 p.m.  All lockages must be completed by 5 a.m.  No exceptions will be considered.

 n  Tow haulage is not available, and no deck hands can be allowed on the lock walls, due to the presence of maintenance equipment.

 n  No crew changeouts or unnecessary delays will be permitted.

To schedule a commercial lockage during this closure, please contact the Murray Lockmaster, Tarik Holmes, at 501-454-5490 or 501-663-1997 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.    Again, 24-hour advance notice is required.

Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to James McKinnie in the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or (501)324-5096, or you may email CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil.

                                                                                           //signed//

                                                                                         Kevin J. McDaniels

                                                                                         Chief, Operations Division

 

 


Contact
Little Rock District OTSB
501-324-5739
ceswl-op-om@usace.army.mil
or
James McKinnie
501-324-5096

Release no. SWL 15-60