NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a towing vessel taking on water at Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River, Wednesday.
Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received a report that the UTV Mike A. Nadicksbernd allided with Lock and Dam 52, pinning the vessel to the lock wall. The vessel then began taking on water in the engine room.
The vessel, owned by American Commercial Barge Lines, was pushing 19 empty barges and one loaded with steel rods.
The vessel currently has approximately 47,000 gallons of diesel on board.
There are no reports of injuries or pollution.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.