Coast Guard responds to grounding in Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to grounding in Ohio River
PITTSBURGH – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a grounded towing vessel near mile marker 65 on the Ohio River, Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Ohio River Valley received the initial notification at about 10 p.m. Monday, of the vessel Elizabeth D grounding near the right descending bank of the river. Investigating officers with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh...

Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding

Crude-oil filled barges freed after weekend grounding
GALVESTON, Texas — Two double-skinned barges, loaded with approximately two million gallons of crude oil, grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge Sunday and were freed Tuesday. After many unsuccessful attempts to unground the barges with assist tugs Monday, the Coast Guard approved a plan to offload some crude oil to stand-by barges to lessen the weight and increase buoyancy, which freed them. Coast...