Coast Guard, local agencies raise sunken vessel and begin transit

Coast Guard, local agencies raise sunken vessel and begin transit
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard is monitoring the transit of the vessel Virginia Renee from mile marker 823 on the lower Mississippi River near Blytheville, Arkansas, January 30, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coast Guard is monitoring the transit of the vessel Virginia Renee from...

Coast Guard continues response to sunken vessel on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard continues response to sunken vessel on lower Mississippi River
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and local agencies are respond to the uninspected towing vessel Virginia Renee sunken at its mooring at Hickman Landing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing the response to the sunken vessel near mile marker 823 on the lower Mississippi River near Blytheville, Arkansas, Friday. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to vessel fire near Vicksburg

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to vessel fire near Vicksburg
The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a vessel fire at mile marker 390 on the lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, January 25, 2018. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification regarding the uninspected towing vessel George King reporting an engine room fire. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard and...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on lower Mississippi River
Uninspected towing vessel Virginia Renee sunk at its mooring at Hickman Landing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken vessel discharging oil near mile marker 823 on the lower Mississippi River near Blytheville, Arkansas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders were notified by Terral River Service at 5:35 a.m. of the uninspected...

Coast Guard coordinates salvage after vessel sinks

Coast Guard coordinates salvage after vessel sinks
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard is working with industry partners to coordinate salvage operations for the motor vessel Ricky Robinson on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee. Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers is surveying the wreckage location and determining the status of the navigable channel for salvage operations to begin. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and the National...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 people after vessel sinks

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 people after vessel sinks
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard suspended their search for two people whose vessel sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and local agency assets searched approximately 29 hours and 324 nautical miles of river. Involved in the search were: Sector Lower Mississippi River 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew Memphis Police Department...

Coast Guard searching for 2 people after vessel sinks

Coast Guard searching for 2 people after vessel sinks
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people after their vessel sank at mile marker 733 on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification of a mayday broadcast at 11:42 a.m. of the 66-foot motor vessel Ricky Robinson owned by Wepfer...

Coast Guard flood teams assist with hurricane responses

Coast Guard flood teams assist with hurricane responses
A Coast Guard flood punt team assists with search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hastings, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Matthews) MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River assisted with Hurricane Harvey response efforts and now many of them are in Jacksonville, Florida, assisting for...

Coast Guard suspends search for three people near Memphis

Coast Guard suspends search for three people near Memphis
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for three people on the Lower Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., Thursday. Coast Guard crews and local agencies searched approximately 507 square miles for 35 hours with negative results for the unconfirmed people in the water. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a MAYDAY broadcast at 7:04 p.m....