Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding

Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding
GALVESTON, Texas — Two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday and were freed Tuesday. After many unsuccessful attempts to unground the barges with assist tugs Monday, the Coast Guard approved a plan to offload some crude oil to stand-by barges to lessen the weight and increase buoyancy, which freed them. Coast...

Coast Guard responds to grounded barge off Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge that ran aground at 8:30 a.m., Monday on Fisherman’s Island in Chesapeake Bay.

Coast Guard Responds to Barges Hitting Bridge in Dubuque, Iowa

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard is responding to a bridge strike involving a fifteen barge tow and the Julien Dubuque Highway and Illinois Central Railroad Bridges in Dubuque, Iowa, today. The barges were in tow by the tow vessel Raymond Grant Eckstein, owned by Marquette Transportation Company of Paducah, Ky., when they allided with the Illinois Central Railroad Bridge at Mississippi River mile...