Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel

Coast Guard responding to sunken towing vessel
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River responds to the sunken towing vessel Ms Nancy C, March 6, 2018. Courtesy photo MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a sunken towing vessel at mile marker 832 of Everett Lake near Dyersburg, Tennessee, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report that the motor vessel Ms Nancy C, owned by...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel on fire on the lower Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a report at 7:20 a.m. of the towboat Leland Speaks adrift and on fire on the lower Mississippi River. Towboats gained control of the vessel and pushed it aground at mile marker 509. The Leland Speaks...

Coast Guard, local agencies raise sunken vessel and begin transit

Coast Guard, local agencies raise sunken vessel and begin transit
The Coast Guard is monitoring the transit of the vessel Virginia Renee from mile marker 823 on the lower Mississippi River near Blytheville, Arkansas, January 30, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coast Guard is monitoring the transit of the vessel Virginia Renee from mile marker 823 on the lower Mississippi River near Blytheville, Arkansas, Tuesday. The Virginia...

Coast Guard continues response to sunken vessel on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard continues response to sunken vessel on lower Mississippi River
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and local agencies are respond to the uninspected towing vessel Virginia Renee sunken at its mooring at Hickman Landing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing the response to the sunken vessel near mile marker 823 on the lower Mississippi River near Blytheville, Arkansas, Friday. Salvage equipment...

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 responding to sunken vessel on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel on lower Mississippi River
Uninspected towing vessel Virginia Renee sunk at its mooring at Hickman Landing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken vessel discharging oil near mile marker 823 on the lower Mississippi River near Blytheville, Arkansas, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders were notified by Terral River Service at 5:35 a.m. of the uninspected...

Coast Guard coordinates salvage after vessel sinks

Coast Guard coordinates salvage after vessel sinks
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard is working with industry partners to coordinate salvage operations for the motor vessel Ricky Robinson on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee. Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers is surveying the wreckage location and determining the status of the navigable channel for salvage operations to begin. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and the National...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 people after vessel sinks

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 people after vessel sinks
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard suspended their search for two people whose vessel sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and local agency assets searched approximately 29 hours and 324 nautical miles of river. Involved in the search were: Sector Lower Mississippi River 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew Memphis Police Department...

Coast Guard searching for 2 people after vessel sinks

Coast Guard searching for 2 people after vessel sinks
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people after their vessel sank at mile marker 733 on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification of a mayday broadcast at 11:42 a.m. of the 66-foot motor vessel Ricky Robinson owned by Wepfer...