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 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 issues high water safety advisory on Lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard issues high water safety advisory on Lower Mississippi River
MEMPHIS – The Coast Guard issued a high water safety advisory on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 869, near Caruthersville, Missouri to mile marker 303, near Natchez, Mississippi, Thursday. Capt. Timothy Wendy, commander, Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and Captain of the Port, issued the high water safety advisory in response to the rising river level. Sector Lower Mississippi...

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to towboat traffic

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to towboat traffic
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to north and southbound towboat traffic following the completion of oil removal operations, Saturday. The Captain of the Port reduced the safety zone to one mile centered on either side of the two barges with no passing or overtaking within the zone. “The Coast Guard is no longer actively managing the flow of towboat traffic...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday. At 10:05 a.m. today response crews removed fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12 after reconfiguring oil-pump equipment.  Following completion of the oil removal operations the damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Wednesday. At approximately 2:30 p.m. the tow-barge that is on scene started removing fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12. The damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to a maritime facility nearby Vicksburg after oil removal operations...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Tuesday. A lightering and salvage plan has been approved and multiple response crews have been dispatched to begin removing oil from the damaged barge. Response crews have deployed 2,800-feet of boom to contain the source of the oil leak. Skimming vessels...

Coast Guard continues response to report of crude oil in Mississippi River

Coast Guard continues response to report of crude oil in Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 434 in Vicksburg, Miss., Monday. Tank soundings indicated that the barge is still leaking product into the waterway. Containment boom has been deployed around the area at the leak and skimmers are being used to recover product. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi...

Coast Guard responds to report of crude oil in Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to report of crude oil in Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — A unified command has been established in response to a report of crude oil in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 434 in Vicksburg, Miss., Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received notification at 1:30 a.m., reporting that two tank barges, towed by the tug Nature’s Way Endeavor, allided with the Vicksburg Railroad river bridge. ...