Response to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky continues

Response to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky continues
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Friday. At approximately 9 a.m. Friday less than 100 gallons of diesel fuel was discharged from the vessel. Members from SWS Environmental Services contained the spill, and a dive team secured the source. Shoreline assessments have been conducted 6...

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel near Columbus, Kentucky
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continued to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Wednesday. Salvage equipment, crews, and divers are on scene to recover the vessel. Aerial and shoreline assessments have been conducted and crews observed no signs of pollution. There are currently no restrictions to commercial or recreational vessel...

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel

Unified Command continues to respond to sunken vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky. Aerial assessments 70 miles down river and shoreline assessments 6 miles down river have been conducted and crews observed no signs of pollution. There are currently no restrictions to commercial or recreational vessel traffic due to the incident. The...

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel
NEW ORLEANS – A Unified Command has been established in response to a vessel sinking at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Monday. The UC consists of the Coast Guard, Ingram Barge Company, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders were notified at 3:30 p.m. of the...

Coast Guard responding to vessel taking on water on Ohio River

Coast Guard responding to vessel taking on water on Ohio River
UTV Mike A. Nadicksbernd allided with Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River and is taking on water. The cause of the incident is under investigation. U.S. Coast Guard photo 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...

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away
NEW ORLEANS – Racine Lock and Dam is open to vessel traffic after a barge was removed from the lock and dam, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at approximately 9:00 p.m. that the uninspected towing vessel, Capt. Ed Harris, removed the barge from the locking channel and took it to a nearby fleeting area. The remaining two barges are pinned against gates seven and eight of...

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway, waterway closure on Ohio River

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway, waterway closure on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a barge breakaway at the Racine Lock and Dam on the Ohio River near Huntington, West Virginia, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report that UTV Austin C. Settoon, pushing three barges loaded with approximately 3,780,000 gallons of natural gas condensate, allided with the lock wall at approximately 5:30...

Coast Guard reopens Ohio River

Coast Guard reopens Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley reopened the Ohio River for all vessel traffic near Proctor, West Virginia, Saturday afternoon. Sector Ohio valley reports the source of the chlorine release has been secured and air testing resulted negative for chlorine. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of the release.

Coast Guard closes Ohio River due to chlorine spill

Coast Guard closes Ohio River due to chlorine spill
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley closed the Ohio River from mile marker 118 to mile marker 130 near Proctor, West Virginia, Saturday. A release of liquid chlorine was reported from a rail car at the Axiall Corporation Facility. An unknown amount of product has been released into the ground and air creating a plume that is traveling south down the river. The West Virginia State Department...