Coast Guard response to barge breakaway on Mississippi River continues

Coast Guard response to barge breakaway on Mississippi River continues
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to respond to an allision resulting in a multiple barge breakaway and two sunken barges on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Illinois. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley is allowing towing vessels, with reduced tow sizes, to transit the safety zone during daylight hours via one-way traffic, after they coordinate the transit with Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard continues response to barge breakaway on Mississippi River

Coast Guard continues response to barge breakaway on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to respond to an allision resulting in a barge breakaway on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Illinois, Wednesday. An Incident Command Post has been established at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah. Lt. Cmdr. Heather Stratton is the Incident Commander. Initially the river was closed from mile marker 44 to mile marker 30 on the Mississippi River. The Mississippi...

Coast Guard responds to Ohio River towing vessel sinking

Coast Guard responds to Ohio River towing vessel sinking
GOLCONDA, Ill. — The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Ohio River near Golconda, Illinois, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio River Valley watchstanders were notified the towing vessel David Dunnigan sank while working near mile marker 897.5, at approximately 8 p.m. The David Dunnigan reportedly capsized, sank and drifted down river.  The exact location of the sunken...

Coast Guard responds to Ohio River barge collision

Coast Guard responds to Ohio River barge collision
JOPPA, Ill. — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge collision on the Ohio River near Joppa, Illinois, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders were notified a collision took place between the towing vessel Christina Belcher, pushing two crude oil barges, and a loaded sand barge in a fleeting area at mile marker 952, at around 3 a.m. There were no reported injuries. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard responds to towboat sinking near Chester, Illinois

Coast Guard responds to towboat sinking near Chester, Illinois
Chester, Illinois — The Coast Guard is responding to the reported sinking of a towing vessel on the upper Mississippi River near Chester at about 12:30 a.m., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received the initial report of the towing vessel Maverick sinking at mile marker 105. There was a crew of two persons aboard the towboat when it sank. Both crewmembers were safely rescued...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing 52-year old female near Grand Rivers, Ky.

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing 52-year old female near Grand Rivers, Ky.
Grand Rivers, Ky.— The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a missing person in the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers. Missing is Tanya Sheffer, 52. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah, received a call from local agencies that Sheffer’s boyfriend saw her go under the water and not resurface. Sheffer has a history of seizures. She was last seen swimming with...

Coast Guard approves movement of vessel involved in bridge collapse on Tennessee River

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard has approved the transit of the Delta Mariner to a safe harbor on the Tennessee River, Monday. Salvage workers successfully cut the Delta Mariner free from subsurface bridge debris at 10:15 a.m., Monday, and will continue removing remaining portions of the bridge from the bow of the ship once it is safely secured a mile from its current location. “The salvage operations...

Coast Guard approves salvage plan for vessel involved in bridge collapse on Tennessee River

PADUCAH, Ky.—The Coast Guard approved a salvage plan, Friday, to remove both the supply ship Delta Mariner and a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge that remains on its bow following an allision a week ago. Salvage operations are anticipated to begin Saturday. Foss Maritime, owner of the Delta Mariner, has brought in numerous support vessels and technical salvage equipment in anticipation of debris...

Coast Guard reopens portion of Tennessee River to commercial traffic after bridge collapse

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard has reopened a portion of the Tennessee River, Saturday, after a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge collapsed following an allision with a vessel. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has deemed the navigable channel safe for commercial transit after completing a channel survey Friday evening and finding no obstructions or debris. The safety zone from mile marker 41 to...