Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers

Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard has closed portions of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to all vessel traffic due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents near St. Louis, Missouri, Thursday. The St. Louis Harbor is closed from mile marker 179 to mile marker 184 on the Mississippi River. A no wake order has been issued on the Illinois River from mile marker 10 to mile marker 80.2. While...

Coast Guard issues safety zone on the Illinois River due to high water

Coast Guard issues safety zone on the Illinois River due to high water
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard has issued a safety zone on the Illinois River, restricting all vessel traffic from mile marker 187 to mile marker 145.6, and mile marker 80.2 to mile marker 10 due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents, Tuesday. Vessel operators may request permission to move within the safety zone from the captain of the port representative at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures and restrictions update

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures and restrictions update
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories in response to floods in the Midwest. To keep the public and professional mariners apprised of changes to river traffic, the 8th Coast Guard District continues to issue information on all closures and restrictions throughout this period of high water and flooding. The following Coast Guard sectors have...

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories in response to floods in the Midwest. The following Coast Guard sectors have issued closures or restrictions: Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Mississippi...

Coast Guard issues Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions update

Coast Guard issues Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions update
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories in response to floods in the Midwest. The following Coast Guard sectors have issued closures or restrictions: Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Upper Mississippi River closed between mile markers 184 and...

Coast Guard closes portion of Illinois River to all traffic

Coast Guard closes portion of Illinois River to all traffic
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Illinois River from mile marker 0 to 50, to all traffic, due to hazardous conditions on the final 50 miles of the river, prior to where it joins the Mississippi River. Capt. Martin Malloy, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River commander and captain of the port, closed the portion of the river from Hardin, Illinois to Grafton, Illinois due...

Coast Guard Reopens Illinois River

Coast Guard Reopens Illinois River
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River Captain of the Port has lifted the restrictions on the Illinois River, Tuesday. The river is now open to all recreational and commercial traffic. The Coast Guard reminds recreational boaters and mariners to always wear your life jackets, ensure you have the proper equipment and to always use caution. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Illinois River reopens to recreational traffic, one section remains closed

Illinois River reopens to recreational traffic, one section remains closed
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has reopened the majority of the Illinois River to recreational vessel traffic, with one portion remaining closed, today. The span from mile marker 50, five miles south of Florence, Illinois, to mile marker 101.9, five miles north of Browning, Illinois, will remain closed until further notice. The river was closed due to high water levels and was deemed unsafe on Wednesday,...

Coast Guard responds after barges hit dam protection wall, break free from tug

Coast Guard responds after barges hit dam protection wall, break free from tug
The Coast Guard is working the the Army Corps of Engineers and the owners of a tug and barges to quickly and safely move two barges that drifted into the protection cells (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard is working the the Army Corps of Engineers and the owners of a tug and barges to quickly and safely move two barges that drifted into the protection walls of Starved Rock Lock...