Barge Recovery Operations Concluded on Mississippi River

Barge Recovery Operations Concluded on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – Barge recovery operations were completed, in which 1,976,000 gallons of denatured ethanol was successfully removed from barges near Helena, Ark, Thursday. Over a four-day period, 292,000 gallons entered the water. Investigators believe the denatured ethanol was released into the Mississippi River and quickly mixed into the water column, making the released product unrecoverable. ...

Coast Guard investigating barge allision near Helena, Miss.

Coast Guard investigating barge allision near Helena, Miss.
MEMPHIS – The Coast Guard is investigating a barge allision at mile marker 661.7 on the Lower Mississippi River, near Helena, Miss., Tuesday. The vessel Cynthia G. Esper reportedly allided with the pier of the Helena Highway Bridge, after which four barges of denatured alcohol it was transporting broke away from the towboat at 10:12 p.m. The damaged barges reportedly contain 2,472,162 gallons of...