Coast Guard coordinates, oversees the collection of runaway barge on Lake Superior

Coast Guard coordinates, oversees the collection of runaway barge on Lake Superior
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard coordinated and oversaw the collection of a runaway barge on Lake Superior, in the vicinity of Manitou Island, early Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries or pollution reported. At approximately 1:45 a.m., a search and rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. received a mayday call from the tug Victory, the motor vessel James L. Kuber’s...

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers respond to runaway barge on Columbia River

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers are responding to stabilize a runaway barge on the Columbia River. The 80- to 100-foot derelict barge broke away from its mooring 3 miles downriver from the Dalles Dam at approximately 9:12 a.m., Sunday, and drifted about 5 miles before grounding near mile marker 184 at 3 p.m. The barge was recently inspected and was found to be free of...