NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command is completed its response to the UTV Mike A. Nadicksbernd taking on water at Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River, Monday.
Lightering operations to remove the diesel fuel was completed and the vessel was transported to dry-dock to undergo repairs.
Approximately five gallons of diesel was released during the dry-docking procedure and has been recovered by SWS Environmental Services.
The waterway is open to vessel traffic.
The towing vessel allided with Lock and Dam 52, Wednesday afternoon, and was pinned against the lock wall. The vessel then began taking on water in the engine room.
The vessel, owned by American Commercial Barge Line, was pushing 19 empty barges and one loaded with steel rods.
There are no reports of injuries.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.