Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway and sinking

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway and sinking
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge breakaway and sinking on the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report that 14 loaded coal barges broke away from the Gulf Materials fleeting area in the vicinity...

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken barge on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday that six barges broke free from a towing vessel near mile marker 964 on the Ohio River. Five of the barges have...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on Ohio River

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a sunken vessel at mile marker 980 on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received a report at 3:50 p.m. about the uninspected towing vessel Charley Wallace being fully submerged inside the channel on the Ohio River. The Coast Guard has issued a waterway restriction between mile marker 979 and mile marker...

Coast Guard upgrades to Rescue 21 on Ohio River and Mississippi tributaries

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Coast Guard upgraded its very high frequency radio communications equipment in Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley changed its VHF communications from an obsolete analog system to a digital system called Rescue 21 to improve the quality of radio communications between the Coast Guard and mariners on the Ohio River and tributaries of the Mississippi...

Coast Guard closes stretches of Mississippi River to vessel traffic from Chester to Cairo

PADUCAH, Ky. – The Coast Guard closed a portion of the Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near Cairo, Ill., Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley has closed traffic at 12:30 p.m. from mile marker 33 (Lens Small Levee) to mile marker 109.9 (Chester Highway Bridge, Ill.), due to high water levels and fast currents. “Our primary goal is to support the states, local community, and our...

Unified Command completes its response to sunken vessel

NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command has completed its response to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Wednesday. The vessel was successfully raised and transported to Ingram Repair Facility. There were no restrictions to commercial or recreational vessel traffic due to the incident. A total of approximately 235 gallons of diesel fuel was discharged...

Response continues to sunken vessel in Kentucky

NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 940 along the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky, Sunday. Salvage crews are preparing the vessel to be raised out of the water. Approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel was discharged from the vessel, Saturday. SWS Enviromental Services contained and collected the spilled fuel. var _bos = _bos||[];...

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

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...