Divers determining status of sunken barge in Chicago River

Divers determining status of sunken barge in Chicago River
CLEVELAND — All cargo has been removed from the sunken barge in the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street bridges and divers are currently in the water to conduct a survey of the barge’s hull.

 The barge has been secured so that a 50-foot clearance can allow for vessel traffic to transit.

Once the divers complete their survey, the company intends to formulate a salvage...

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge
CLEVELAND — Offloading operations continue on the sunken barge in the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street bridges. The salvage company is maintaining a 50-foot channel to allow for vessels to transit through the area single-file. The Coast Guard may further restrict movement on the waterway to facilitate critical salvage operations. Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago...

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is enforcing a waterway restriction on the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street Bridges, Saturday, until midnight while crews conduct salvage operations of the barge that sank Friday afternoon. Commercial salvage crews are currently using a crane and a clamshell to transfer material from the sunken barge onto an empty barge to enable them to re-float the...