Coast Guard modifies safety zone on Mississippi River

Coast Guard modifies safety zone on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has opened southbound traffic on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss., today. The Coast Guard set a safety zone on the Mississippi river from MM 436 to MM 415 due to barges breaking away, Sunday. The current vessel queue is 17 northbound vessels and 12 southbound vessels. Once southbound traffic is cleared, northbound traffic will be allowed to transit. ...

Coast Guard sets safety zone on Mississippi River

Coast Guard sets safety zone on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has set a safety zone on the Mississippi river near Vicksburg, Miss., due to barges breaking away, today. The safety zone will extend from MM 436 to MM 415. The waterway is closed to all vessels except those directly involved in recovery efforts. At approximately 10:55 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississipi received a call that 30 barges carrying...