Coast Guard approves movement of vessel involved in bridge collapse on Tennessee River

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard has approved the transit of the Delta Mariner to a safe harbor on the Tennessee River, Monday. Salvage workers successfully cut the Delta Mariner free from subsurface bridge debris at 10:15 a.m., Monday, and will continue removing remaining portions of the bridge from the bow of the ship once it is safely secured a mile from its current location. “The salvage operations...

Coast Guard approves salvage plan for vessel involved in bridge collapse on Tennessee River

PADUCAH, Ky.—The Coast Guard approved a salvage plan, Friday, to remove both the supply ship Delta Mariner and a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge that remains on its bow following an allision a week ago. Salvage operations are anticipated to begin Saturday. Foss Maritime, owner of the Delta Mariner, has brought in numerous support vessels and technical salvage equipment in anticipation of debris...

Coast Guard reopens portion of Tennessee River to commercial traffic after bridge collapse

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard has reopened a portion of the Tennessee River, Saturday, after a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge collapsed following an allision with a vessel. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has deemed the navigable channel safe for commercial transit after completing a channel survey Friday evening and finding no obstructions or debris. The safety zone from mile marker 41 to...

Coast Guard closes portion of Tennessee River after bridge collapse

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard is enforcing a safety zone on a portion of the Tennessee River after a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge collapsed following an allision with a vessel, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received the initial report at approximately 8 p.m., Central time, Thursday, that the cargo ship, Delta Mariner, had allided with the auxiliary channel span of the...