Cleanup assessments continue for Mississippi River spill response

Cleanup assessments continue for Mississippi River spill response
NEW ORLEANS – The Mississippi River is open, and responders with the E2MS 303 Unified Command continued to conduct assessments Tuesday, to minimize pollution threats as a result of the collision between the motor vessel Lindsey Ann Erickson and the E2MS 303 tank barge. There are approximately 150 personnel responding to this incident including federal, state, local, and industry representatives. There...

Coast Guard continues response to barge collision on lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard continues response to barge collision on lower Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Unified Command continues response operations in connection with the E2MS 303 incident on the Mississippi River near Vacherie, Monday. It is calculated that approximately 31,500 gallons of light crude oil was discharged from the collision of the E2MS 303 tank barge and the motor vessel Lindsay Ann Erickson, a towing vessel, into the waterway Saturday. The lower Mississippi River...