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U.S. Coast Guard Eighth DistrictPensacola Light
Waterways Branch

New Orleans, Louisiana

Mailing Address:

Commander (dpw)
Eighth Coast Guard District
Hale Boggs Federal Building
500 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Manage, influence, and provide access to a safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound waterways system.


Minimize disruptions to the movement of goods and people, while maximizing recreational enjoyment and environmentally sound use of navigable waters, all while maintaining robust waterway restoration capabilities when disruptions do occur.

Contact Information:

Department Phone Number
Branch Chief (504) 671-2112
Private Aids to Navigation (504) 671-2328
Navigation Information Section (504) 671-2327
Chief, Navigation Information Section
Dr. David P. Ledet Sr.
(504) 671-2116
Marine Information Specialist
Mr. Ricky Barrett
(504) 671-2120
LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) Program
and OCS Safety Zones
(504) 671-2138
IT Specialist
Mr. James Ussery
(504) 671-2123
Vessel Traffic Service (504) 671-2107


Last Modified 7/5/2015