Coast Guard inspects barge that struck a submerged object in Columbia River

Coast Guard inspects barge that struck a submerged object in Columbia River
SEATTLE — Coast Guard investigators and senior marine inspectors from Sector Columbia River conducted an inspection of the double-bottom barge Tri-City Voyager, which was being pushed by the tug Defiance and determined there was no pollution or breach to the hull, Friday morning. Coast Guard investigators concluded that the barge struck the walls of the lock approach to The Dalles and not a submerged...

Coast Guard responds to a barge that struck a submerged object in Columbia River

Coast Guard responds to a barge that struck a submerged object in Columbia River
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard, has engaged federal and state partners, in their response to a report of a barge that struck a submerged object while transiting on the Columbia River at approximately 3 a.m., Friday. The double-bottom barge Tri-City Voyager, which was being pushed by the tug Defiance, has approximately 1,770,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board. No immediate pollution is reported. Coast...