Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Tennessee River

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Tennessee River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken towing vessel near the Kentucky Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at approximately 10 p.m. Monday that the inspected towing vessel Tom Bussler capsized at mile marker 15 on the Tennessee River. The inspected towing vessel George Leavell recovered the two crewmembers...

Coast Guard continues to respond to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River

Coast Guard continues to respond to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River
The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, continue their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley/Released) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, are continuing...

Response to tug and barge accident on Ohio River continues

Response to tug and barge accident on Ohio River continues
The Coast Guard continues their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, are continuing their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky,...

Coast Guard continues response to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River

Coast Guard continues response to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River
The Coast Guard continues their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky, December 28, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, are continuing their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky,...

Coast Guard responds to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville

Coast Guard responds to tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing Company, the responsible party, are continuing their response to a tug and barge accident on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky, Thursday. The Coast Guard reopened the Ohio River to all vessel traffic from Twelve Mile Island to McAlpine Lock and Dam. Traffic movement is currently only permitted during daylight...

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 on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 2 p.m. of the harbor tug vessel, Totem Kole II, taking on water at mile marker 59.7 on the Upper Mississippi River. The vessel is grounded at a nearby embankment on the left descending bank of...

Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Riverfest 2018

Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Riverfest 2018
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard will issue a safety zone on the Ohio River for the annual Riverfest event near Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley will be enforcing a no-wake safety zone which will result in a temporary river closure to all vessel traffic from mile marker 469.2 to mile marker 470.5 on the Ohio River from 7 p.m. Sunday until 10 p.m. Entry into, transit within, or...

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway and sinking

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway and sinking
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge breakaway and sinking on the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report that 14 loaded coal barges broke away from the Gulf Materials fleeting area in the vicinity of mile marker 10.3 on the Monongahela River. One barge subsequently sank at mile marker 8.9. The...

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken barge on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday that six barges broke free from a towing vessel near mile marker 964 on the Ohio River. Five of the barges have been secured. One barge carrying pig iron sank and its location is unknown. var _bos = _bos||[];...