Coast Guard closes portion of Missouri River to all vessel traffic

Coast Guard closes portion of Missouri River to all vessel traffic
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard issued a waterway closure to all vessel traffic on the Missouri River from mile marker 450 near St. Joseph, Missouri, to mile marker 550 approximately 50 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska, due to high water levels and dangerous currents, Friday. The Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers are requesting all operators create as minimal wake as possible between mile marker...

Coast Guard Monitoring Diesel Spill Near Kansas City, Missouri

Coast Guard Monitoring Diesel Spill Near Kansas City, Missouri
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 100-gallon diesel-fuel spill in the Missouri River near Kansas City, Missouri, that occurred Monday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report around 9:26 p.m. that a towing vessel reportedly discharged 100 gallons of diesel into the Missouri River near mile marker 360 due to a fuel...

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 opens Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers

ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, and Missouri reopened the entirety of the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers to all vessel traffic on Monday. Although the river is now open to all vessel traffic, waterway users are cautioned that dangerous water conditions may exist in many areas....

Coast Guard closes an additional 160 miles of Missouri River

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Coast Guard extended the closure on the Missouri River an additional 160 miles, Monday. The Missouri River closure is closed to all vessel traffic from mile marker 226.3, near the Route 240 Bridge in Glasgow, Mo., to mile marker 811, near Gavin’s Point Dam in Yankton, S.D. The closure is a result of consultations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the governors...

Coast Guard closes portion of Missouri River

ST LOUIS —The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Missouri River due to high water. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, St. Louis, has issued a river closure for recreational vessel traffic on the Missouri River from mile marker 732.3, near Sioux City, Iowa, to mile marker 550.0, near where Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri meet at the state lines, due to high water. The closure does not affect commercial...

Tow Vessel Omaha Salvaged from Missouri River, Pollution Contained

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard, in coordination with the vessel OMAHA owners, contractor Okie Moore Salvage and Diving and federal, state and local agencies have salvaged the vessel OMAHA. The proactive placement of boom in several areas along the Missouri River and its tributaries, and double boom around the vessel have successfully captured the majority of fuel that has leaked out during the salvage....

Towing Vessel Omaha salvage operations underway

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard, in coordination with owners of the towing vessel Omaha, contractor Okie Moore Diving and Salvage, and federal, state and local agencies, have begun implementing an approved salvage plan. Today, divers are placing equipment around the Omaha in an effort to raise the Omaha possibly tomorrow or Friday to further assess damage. Additionally, the owners of the Omaha have...