Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Natchez

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge near Natchez
Oil that was discharged into the water by a Kirby Inland Marine barge contained in hard and sorbent booms at mile marker 339 in the Lower Mississippi River, near Natchez, Mississippi, on June 11, 2023. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Pekrul)NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond Monday to a discharge of oil from a barge on the Lower Mississippi River near Natchez,...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Vicksburg
The Coast Guard and local agencies continue to monitor the uninspected towing vessel George King after it experienced an engine fire on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, January 26, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing to monitor the situation at mile marker 390 on the lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg,...

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to vessel fire near Vicksburg

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to vessel fire near Vicksburg
The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a vessel fire at mile marker 390 on the lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, January 25, 2018. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification regarding the uninspected towing vessel George King reporting an engine room fire. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard and...

Coast Guard responds to a partially submerged towing vessel

Coast Guard responds to a partially submerged towing vessel
NEW ORLEANS—The towing vessel, Sonny J, has been raised and dewatered after it was partially submerged on the Lower Mississippi River near Vidalia, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report at approximately 3 a.m. that the towing vessel, Sonny J, was partially submerged near Vidalia, Louisiana, with approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel...

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged towing vessel

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged towing vessel
NEW ORLEANS—The Coast Guard is responding to a partially submerged towing vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Vidalia, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report at approximately 3 a.m. that the towing vessel, Sonny J, was partially submerged near Vidalia, Louisiana, with approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board. The vessel’s...

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to towboat traffic

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to towboat traffic
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to north and southbound towboat traffic following the completion of oil removal operations, Saturday. The Captain of the Port reduced the safety zone to one mile centered on either side of the two barges with no passing or overtaking within the zone. “The Coast Guard is no longer actively managing the flow of towboat traffic...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday. At 10:05 a.m. today response crews removed fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12 after reconfiguring oil-pump equipment.  Following completion of the oil removal operations the damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Wednesday. At approximately 2:30 p.m. the tow-barge that is on scene started removing fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12. The damaged barge will be inspected and prepared for transit to a maritime facility nearby Vicksburg after oil removal operations...

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg

Coast Guard continues response to crude oil spill near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS — The unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss., Tuesday. A lightering and salvage plan has been approved and multiple response crews have been dispatched to begin removing oil from the damaged barge. Response crews have deployed 2,800-feet of boom to contain the source of the oil leak. Skimming vessels...