Coast Guard oversees recovery of sunken barge after allision

Coast Guard oversees recovery of sunken barge after allision
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to respond to an allision resulting in a multiple barge breakaway and two sunken barges on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Illinois, Saturday. Salvage operations for the barge resting against the Thebes Railroad Bridge began Saturday morning. The barge was recovered Saturday afternoon and moved outside the channel. A salvage plan is being reviewed for...

Coast Guard response to barge breakaway on Mississippi River continues

Coast Guard response to barge breakaway on Mississippi River continues
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to respond to an allision resulting in a multiple barge breakaway and two sunken barges on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Illinois. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley is allowing towing vessels, with reduced tow sizes, to transit the safety zone during daylight hours via one-way traffic, after they coordinate the transit with Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway after allision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway after allision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an allision and barge breakaway on the Mississippi River at mile marker 43.7 near Thebes, Illinois, Wednesday. The Coast Guard has closed the Mississippi River from mile marker 30 to mile marker 44 after the tow vessel Michael G. Morris allided with the Thebes Railroad Bridge at mile marker 43.7, causing the 30 barges it was pushing to breakaway. One...

Coast Guard continues response to barge allision with Natchez-Vidalia U.S. 84 Bridge

Coast Guard continues response to barge allision with Natchez-Vidalia U.S. 84 Bridge
NATCHEZ, Miss. – The Coast Guard is continuing to work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, and Magnolia Marine involved in the barge allision that took place at the Natchez-Vidalia U.S. 84 Bridge, near Natchez, Thursday. Initial assessments of the damaged barge have indicated that two voids were breached in the incident, downgrading the maximum potential clarified oil discharged to...

Coast Guard responds to another bridge allision near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to another bridge allision near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a barge allision at mile marker 435.8 on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, Thursday. The towing vessel Thomas Kay allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge Thursday afternoon. One ethanol barge has sustained damage from the Allison.  The other eighteen dry cargo barges reported no damage. The Captain of the Port has issued a waterway...

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge allision at mile marker 435.8 on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a call at 10:19 a.m., stating the towing vessel Wally Roller allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge. All six barges were reported to have broken free and have now been safely...

Coast Guard responds to barge allision in New Orleans

Coast Guard responds to barge allision in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge allision at mile marker 95 on the Mississippi River, near the Crescent City Connection Bridge, in New Orleans, Friday. The tow vessel Lucia allided with barges located at Stone Fleet at 12:17 a.m., after which six barges from the fleeting area broke away. Approximately 20 gallons of residual petroleum-based product contained in transfer lines...

Barge Recovery Operations Concluded on Mississippi River

Barge Recovery Operations Concluded on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – Barge recovery operations were completed, in which 1,976,000 gallons of denatured ethanol was successfully removed from barges near Helena, Ark, Thursday. Over a four-day period, 292,000 gallons entered the water. Investigators believe the denatured ethanol was released into the Mississippi River and quickly mixed into the water column, making the released product unrecoverable. Authorities...

Coast Guard investigating barge allision near Helena, Miss.

Coast Guard investigating barge allision near Helena, Miss.
MEMPHIS – The Coast Guard is investigating a barge allision at mile marker 661.7 on the Lower Mississippi River, near Helena, Miss., Tuesday. The vessel Cynthia G. Esper reportedly allided with the pier of the Helena Highway Bridge, after which four barges of denatured alcohol it was transporting broke away from the towboat at 10:12 p.m. The damaged barges reportedly contain 2,472,162 gallons of...