Coast Guard continues response to sunken towing vessel

Coast Guard continues response to sunken towing vessel
NEW ORELANS – The Coast Guard is continuing its response to a sunken vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Sunday. The towing vessel, Vincent J. Eymard, has been located at mile marker 176.4 on the Lower Mississippi River. The waterway closure from mile marker 177 to 173 has been lifted. A waterway restriction has been issued from mile marker 175.9 to mile marker 176.9...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel
NEW ORELANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a capsized vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:30 p.m. that the towing vessel Vincent J Eymard capsized near mile marker 175 on the Lower Mississippi River. The crew departed the vessel onto the towing vessel Ellysa with no reported injuries. The...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel on fire on the lower Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a report at 7:20 a.m. of the towboat Leland Speaks adrift and on fire on the lower Mississippi River. Towboats gained control of the vessel and pushed it aground at mile marker 509. The Leland Speaks...

Coast Guard concludes response to oil spill on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard concludes response to oil spill on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has concluded its response to an oil spill at mile marker 145 on the Mississippi River near Mt. Airy, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a potential maximum of 4200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River at the Pin Oaks Terminal. Coast...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to oil spill on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil spill near mile marker 145 of the lower Mississippi River, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a potential maximum of 4200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River at the Pine Oaks Terminal. ES&H, an...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Mobile and New Orleans

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Mobile and New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has continued securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Hurricane Nate continues to move north, Saturday. The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Zulu for the New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, captain of the port zones. Port Condition Zulu suspends all port operations and is set when gale force winds are...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Port of New Orleans

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Port of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Nate continues to move north Thursday. The Coast Guard has also set Port Condition X-Ray for the New Orleans captain of the port zone. Port Condition X-Ray is set when gale force winds are possible within 48 hours. All commercial vessels and...

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

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...