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 establishes safety zone, restriction on Mississippi River

Coast Guard establishes safety zone, restriction on Mississippi River
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard has restricted traffic on the Mississippi River from mile marker 110 near Chester, Illinois to mile marker 34 near Billings Landing, Missouri, Wednesday. Capt. Richard Timme, Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley commander and Captain of the Port, restricted vessel traffic between mile markers 110 and 34 to ensure passing marine traffic does not put additional pressure...

Unified Command continues spill response near Paducah

Unified Command continues spill response  near Paducah
PADUCAH, Ky. – The unified command in Paducah continues to respond to a spill in the Mississippi River at mile marker 937, Wednesday as active recovery efforts are underway to remove the submerged clarified slurry oil spilled as a result of a vessel collision on September 2, 2015. Recovery is focused on the two anomalies near the incident site that were detected by high resolution side scan sonar. ...

Unified Command continues response to oil spill near Paducah

Unified Command continues response to oil spill near Paducah
PADUCAH, Ky. – The unified command in Paducah continues to respond to a spill in the Mississippi River at mile marker 937 Saturday morning. Shoreline assessment crews conducted a scan of the Mississippi River shoreline by small boat and found no visible signs of oil along the riverbank. Vessel traffic on the Mississippi River is now open with restrictions; however, a safety zone is still in effect...

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to vessel traffic

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to vessel traffic
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Captain of the Port, New Orleans, has reopened the Mississippi River to all traffic transiting around the International Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) between mile marker 96 and mile marker 98, Wednesday at 2 p.m. The disabled vessel, Flag Gangos, is no longer impeding traffic. The slow-bell requirement is still in effect in the vicinity of the IMTT facility. The Coast Guard...

Response efforts continue for the towboat Stephen L. Colby

Response efforts continue for the towboat Stephen L. Colby
LECLAIRE, Iowa – Cleanup operations and environmental efforts continued in response to the sunken towboat Stephen L. Colby in the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. A unified command consisting of federal, state, local and industry representatives are working aggressively to prevent and minimize pollution impacts to wildlife and the environment as a result of the incident. The...

Coast Guard reopens waterway after barge sinks

Coast Guard reopens waterway after barge sinks
BATON ROUGE, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard has re-opened a portion of the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge after it was partially closed due to a barge that sank Monday. A portion of the river had been closed to commercial deep-draft traffic after a deck barge sank Nov. 11. The search for the sunken barge was conducted using sonar surveys by vessels from the Army Corps of Engineers as well as contracted...

Coast Guard opens Mississippi River with safety restrictions after tug boat sinks

Coast Guard opens Mississippi River with safety restrictions after tug boat sinks
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has re-opened the Mississippi River above Head of Passes after determining it to be safe for navigation, Sunday. Survey operations are ongoing in an effort to locate the sunken 48-foot tug boat C-Pec between mile marker eight and Head of Passes. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River will continue to implement vessel traffic management measures to...