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...

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away
NEW ORLEANS – Racine Lock and Dam is open to vessel traffic after a barge was removed from the lock and dam, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at approximately 9:00 p.m. that the uninspected towing vessel, Capt. Ed Harris, removed the barge from the locking channel and took it to a nearby fleeting area. The remaining two barges are pinned against gates seven and eight of...

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway, waterway closure on Ohio River

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway, waterway closure on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a barge breakaway at the Racine Lock and Dam on the Ohio River near Huntington, West Virginia, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report that UTV Austin C. Settoon, pushing three barges loaded with approximately 3,780,000 gallons of natural gas condensate, allided with the lock wall at approximately 5:30...