Captain of the Port sets safety zone for Stephen L. Colby response efforts

Captain of the Port sets safety zone for Stephen L. Colby response efforts
LECLAIRE, Iowa – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River issued a safety zone near the Stephen L. Colby response site, Saturday. Capt. Byron Black, Captain of the Port, has set the safety zone on the Iowa riverbank extending outward 1,000 feet near Ferry Street to one mile down river near Canal Shore Drive SW, the to protect the public and response crews during cleanup and salvage...

Mississippi River cleanup efforts continue through holiday weekend

Mississippi River cleanup efforts continue through holiday weekend
LECLAIRE, Iowa — The Coast Guard, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Services and local emergency crews continue to respond to the oil spill into the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa from a partially submerged towboat Friday, Nov, 29, 2013. The Stephen L. Colby Unified Command is aggressively working to minimize...

Unified Command approves lightering plan for sunken towboat in upper Mississippi River

Unified Command approves lightering plan for sunken towboat in upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Services and local emergency crews continue to respond to oil discharge into the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa from a partially submerged towboat. The river was reopened at 6 p.m., Tuesday. The unified command has approved a lightering plan of...

Coast Guard reopens upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard reopens upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River reopened the Mississippi River from mile marker 493 to mile marker 501 on the upper Mississippi River at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Coast Guard, Illinois EPA, Illinois DNR and local emergency crews continue to respond to oil discharge into the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa from the partially submerged towboat. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard closes portions of the Upper Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri rivers

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River has closed the following sections of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers to all recreational vessel traffic with the following restrictions: * The Upper Mississippi River is closed from Claryville, Mo., mile marker 109.9 to 185.4. * The Missouri River is closed from Waverly, Mo. mile marker 0 to the mouth of the...