Coast Guard conducts law enforcement boardings on the Lake of the Ozarks

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement boardings on the Lake of the Ozarks
ST. LOUIS – Boarding officers from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River conducted law enforcement boardings on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17. The Coast Guard boarded nine total vessels, five of which were chartered vessels. Each charter operation was found to be operating legally. The boarding teams also assisted the Missouri Water Patrol Division...

Coast Guard, Quad Cities partners to conduct full-scale exercise

Coast Guard, Quad Cities partners to conduct full-scale exercise
ST. LOUIS – Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, Quad Cities Area Maritime Security Committee, local industry stakeholders and regional port partners will hold a full-scale Area Maritime Security and Training Exercise on Wednesday at the Scott Emergency Communications Center in Davenport, Iowa. The exercise goal is to test the region’s ability to respond together to mitigate a coordinated...

Coast Guard opens Upper Mississippi River to all traffic

Coast Guard opens Upper Mississippi River to all traffic
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard reopened the Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River reopened the Upper Mississippi River from mile marker 185.4 to mile marker 179 with restrictions in place until the river returns to normal levels. “Although the river is reopened to vessel traffic, the water levels are still unusually high and carry additional associated...

Coast Guard reopens waterway near Sabula Railroad Bridge

Coast Guard reopens waterway near Sabula Railroad Bridge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened a waterway closure near Clinton, Iowa, Saturday. The Sabula Railroad Bridge at mile marker 535 on the Upper Mississippi River has been reopened to all marine traffic. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification at 11:45 p.m. Friday of the towing vessel DOTTIE STRAIT alliding with a pier protecting the Sabula Railroad Bridge....

Coast Guard monitoring river levels and deploying flood punts

Coast Guard monitoring river levels and deploying flood punts
USCG File Photo of rescue crews using punts. ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard is monitoring river levels on the Upper Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois River and their tributaries after a recent storm in the St. Louis area, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River in St. Louis have deployed nine flood punt teams to affected areas in support of the local Emergency Operation Centers...

Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic

Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard closed a portion of the Upper Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near St. Louis, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River closed traffic at 7:53 p.m. from mile marker 184.5 to mile marker 179, near the MacArthur Bridge, due to high water levels and fast currents. “We are working closely with our interagency partners and industry stakeholders to mitigate...

Coast Guard Monitoring Diesel Spill Near Kansas City, Missouri

Coast Guard Monitoring Diesel Spill Near Kansas City, Missouri
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 100-gallon diesel-fuel spill in the Missouri River near Kansas City, Missouri, that occurred Monday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report around 9:26 p.m. that a towing vessel reportedly discharged 100 gallons of diesel into the Missouri River near mile marker 360 due to a fuel...

Coast Guard, police, and fire crews searching for person in the water

Coast Guard, police, and fire crews searching for person in the water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water in the upper Mississippi River near St. Paul, Minnesota, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report from a towing vessel at approximately 2:43 a.m. that a female was swimming near the 52nd Street Bridge and was unable to be recovered. Involved in the search are: –       St....

Coast Guard and local agencies searching for person in the water

Coast Guard and local agencies searching for person in the water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other local agencies are searching for a person in the water on the Upper Mississippi River near mile marker 175, near Reidy Terminals, Thursday. The missing person is a 29-year-old male with blue eyes and is 5 feet 7 inches tall who was last seen 4:04 a.m. He reportedly fell off a kayak after hitting towlines between two barges. He was reportedly not wearing a...