Coast Guard responds to barge breakaway on the Upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to barge breakaway on the Upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port St. Louis set a safety zone on the Mississippi River in response to 116 barges breaking away from their moorings, Saturday. The safety zone extends from MM 165 to MM 176.  The waterway is closed to all vessels except those directly involved in the recovery efforts. At approximately 6:53 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi...

Coast Guard sets safety zone on Mississippi River

Coast Guard sets safety zone on Mississippi River
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port St. Louis has set a safety zone on the Mississippi River due to barges breaking away, Saturday. The safety zone will extend from MM 155 to MM 170. The waterway is closed to all vessels except those directly involved in recovery efforts. At approximately 10:30 p.m., Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a call that between...

Coast Guard closes portion of Missouri River

ST LOUIS —The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Missouri River due to high water. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, St. Louis, has issued a river closure for recreational vessel traffic on the Missouri River from mile marker 732.3, near Sioux City, Iowa, to mile marker 550.0, near where Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri meet at the state lines, due to high water. The closure does not affect commercial...