Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill near Mt. Vernon, Alabama

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel fuel discharge on the Mobile River near Mt. Vernon, Alabama, Thursday. The National Response Center received a report at approximately 6:10 p.m. that a Parker Towing owned tug vessel spilled between an estimated 300 to 500 gallons of diesel fuel into the water during fueling operations near mile marker 36.7 on the Mobile River. Members...

Coast Guard closes Mobile River for CSX Railroad swing-bridge construction

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to close the Mobile River for construction operations to replace the CSX Railroad swing-bridge with a vertical lift bridge over the Mobile River, Sunday, at 5 a.m. Replacing the swing span will be a multiple-day project that will close the Mobile River to vessel traffic from midnight on Saturday, until 5 a.m., Wednesday. The CSX Railroad Bridge will also...

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge, crane in Mobile River

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge and crane that sank in the Mobile River, Thursday.