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

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

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

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

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. Salvage crews secured...

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...