Barges removed from Racine Lock and Dam after barge break away

Barges removed from Racine Lock and Dam after barge break away
NEW ORLEANS – The two barges that were pinned to the Racine Lock and Dam after a barge break away were removed, Sunday. At approximately 12:00 p.m. the motor vessel M.K. McNally towed the two barges from the dam and placed them in the auxiliary lock chamber for an initial survey prior to being towed by the motor vessel Alabama to Amherst Madison facility in Henderson, West Virginia. Saturday, the...

Vessel removed from the Racine Lock and Dam after barge breakaway

Vessel removed from the Racine Lock and Dam after barge breakaway
NEW ORLEANS – The motor vessel Austin C. Settoon was removed from the Racine Lock and Dam, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 1:24 p.m. that the Austin C. Settoon was disengaged from the structure and was towed by the motor vessel Alabama. It was then moored to the auxiliary lock chamber at the Racine Locks. Two barges remain pinned against gates seven and eight of the...