Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to vessel traffic

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NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Captain of the Port, New Orleans, has reopened the Mississippi River to all traffic transiting around the International Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) between mile marker 96 and mile marker 98, Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The disabled vessel, Flag Gangos, is no longer impeding traffic. The slow-bell requirement is still in effect in the vicinity of the IMTT facility.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

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