Coast Guard responds to allision near New Orleans

D8 LogoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel allision at mile marker 104.3 on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Tuesday.

The tanker Nordbay reportedly struck the Jefferson Parish water intake at mile marker 104 on the Mississippi River.

The vessel was directed to the New Orleans General Anchorage and while it was in-route, it reportedly allided with the Governor Nicholls Street Wharf.

The vessel sustained a hole in the hull, which reportedly discharged ballast water.

There are no reports of pollution.

The incident is under investigation.

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