Coast Guard continues to respond to oily sheen near New Orleans

Coast Guard continues to respond to oily sheen near New Orleans
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station New Orleans observed an oily sheen on the Mississippi River between mile markers 95 and 96 near New Orleans, Sept. 11, 2019. (U.S Coast Guard courtesy asset) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to an oily sheen on the Mississippi River between mile markers 95 and 96 in New Orleans, Thursday. Fifteen hundred feet...

Coast Guard responding to oil sheen on the Mississippi River near New Orleans

Coast Guard responding to oil sheen on the Mississippi River near New Orleans
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station New Orleans observed an oily sheen on the Mississippi River between mile markers 95 and 96 near New Orleans, Sept. 11, 2019.  (U.S Coast Guard courtesy asset) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to an oil sheen that was observed on the Mississippi River between mile markers 95 and 96 in New Orleans, Wednesday. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to set safety zone during Red Bull event in Mississippi River

Coast Guard to set safety zone during Red Bull event in Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to set safety zones in the Mississippi River, Saturday, near St. Paul, Minnesota during a Red Bull sponsored event. This zone will be in effect on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Vessels other than participants and spectators will be unable to transit through the designated spectator area from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. without permission...

Coast Guard expands waterway closures on upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard expands waterway closures on upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and industry stake holders have closed the Mississippi River from Alton, Il., at mile marker 200.5, north to Gladstone, Il., at mile marker 410.4 due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents, Saturday. The river closure will help mitigate damage to residential areas and the overtopping of levees until conditions improve. “Safety...

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 closes portion of the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near St. Louis

Coast Guard closes portion of the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, Miss – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic from mile marker 179 to 184 due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents, Friday. Vessel operators may request permission to move within the closure zone from the captain of the port representative at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River via VHF Ch. 16 or at (314) 269-2332 at...

Coast Guard responding to fuel spill on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to fuel spill on Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel spill at Lock and Dam 27 on the Mississippi River near Granite City, Missouri, Thursday. A vessel transiting the lock and dam was reportedly damaged, rupturing a fuel tank. The fuel tank holds approximately 20,000 gallons, which is reportedly contained in the lock and dam. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard responds to barge breakaway in Plaquemines Parish

Coast Guard responds to barge breakaway in Plaquemines Parish
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a 22-barge breakaway at mile marker 54 on the Mississippi River, near West Point a la Hache, Wednesday. As a result of the breakaway, three deep-draft motor vessels transiting the river sustained damage after colliding with a few of the barges. A portion of dry-bulk soy beans from one of the vessels entered the river and the release has since been secured....

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...