Coast Guard lifts river restriction on Lower Mississippi River near I-40 bridge

Coast Guard lifts river restriction on Lower Mississippi River near I-40 bridge
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard lifted the waterway restriction from mile marker 736 to mile marker 737 on the Mississippi River, Friday, in the vicinity of the I-40 bridge in Memphis, Tennessee. The waterway is now open without restriction to all vessel traffic. As of Friday, there were 62 vessels and 1,058 barges in queue. “Based on information provided to us by the Tennessee Department of...

Coast Guard closes portion of Lower Mississippi River near I-40 bridge

Coast Guard closes portion of Lower Mississippi River near I-40 bridge
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard issued a waterway restriction to all vessel traffic on the Lower Mississippi River Tuesday near the I-40 bridge in Memphis, Tennessee. The waterway restriction closes the river to all vessel traffic between mile marker 736 and mile marker 737 on the Lower Mississippi River and was put into place due to a crack discovered by the Arkansas Department of Transportation on...

Coast Guard continues Hurricane Sally response operations

Coast Guard continues Hurricane Sally response operations
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River Shallow Water Rescue Teams assisted Escambia County Emergency Management with search and rescue efforts on Inneratity Island, Florida checking on the local residents affected by Hurricane Sally (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing its Hurricane Sally response operations Friday following...

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River holds change of command

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River holds change of command
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River held a change of command ceremony for the commanding officer, June 4, 2020. (Coast Guard photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River held a change of command ceremony Thursday. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Ryan Rhodes assumed the responsibilities of commanding officer of Sector Lower Mississippi River from Capt. Roxanne Tamez. Rear Adm....

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members assist during Hurricane Florence response

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members assist during Hurricane Florence response
Coast Guard members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River search for stranded victims of Hurricane Florence in Jones County, North Carolina.  (U. S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members and assets were deployed to help during the Hurricane Florence response in Jones County, North Carolina. “We are proud to have an exceptional...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on Mississippi River
The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel fire on the lower Mississippi River near West Helena, Arkansas, September 12, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel fire on the lower Mississippi River near West Helena, Arkansas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification at 10:30 a.m. of a fire aboard...

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged vessel

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged vessel
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a partially submerged vessel at the Port of Rosedale, Mississippi, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification at 8:43 a.m. about the uninspected towing vessel Joyce Marie partially submerged by the stern where it is moored at the Port of Rosedale. Approximately 500 gallons of fuel and lube oil are reported...

Coast Guard presents excellence award to Memphis marine terminal

Coast Guard presents excellence award to Memphis marine terminal
Rear Adm. John P. Nadeau, presents the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Facility of the Year Award for Excellence in Maritime Security to Lucy Woodstock Marine Terminal in Memphis, Tennessee, June 19, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Rear Adm. John P. Nadeau, U.S Coast Guard assistant commandant for prevention policy, presented the Rear Admiral...

Coast Guard conducts catastrophic incident search and rescue exercise

Coast Guard conducts catastrophic incident search and rescue exercise
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River, state and local agencies completed a simulated flooding exercise in Wolfe River Chute near Memphis, Tennessee, June 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies completed a simulated flooding exercise in Wolfe River Chute near Memphis, Tennessee, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River...