Coast Guard responds to breakaway barges on Monongahela River

PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard is responding to the report of an allision from two barges breaking away from a towing vessel at the Liberty Highway Bridge on the Monongahela River, Thursday. At approximately 2:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report that the towing vessel Marge Mcfarlin, owned and operated by Ingram Barge Company, allided with the Liberty Highway...

Coast Guard responds to barge breakaway on the Ohio River

PITTSBURGH – The Coast Guard has recovered a barge carrying coal tar light oil with benzene, which broke free from a towing vessel on the Ohio River, April 27, 2011. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 4:45 a.m., that the towing vessel, Carl L. Johnson was pushing four barges which broke free from the tow. One barge, which has been recovered, contains coal tar...