Coast Guard Approves Plan for Mississippi River Pollution Incident Response

OSCEOLA, Ark. — A plan to off-load the remaining acrylonitrile from a barge involved in a collision incident and to resume the transit of commercial traffic on the Mississippi River was approved by the Coast Guard, Tuesday.

Coast Guard responds to pollution incident on Mississippi River

OSCEOLA, Ark. — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of acrylonitrile in the Mississippi River, near mile marker 775.5, one mile north of the Hachie River inlet, Tuesday.

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River after it was closed following a collision between two towing vessels near St. Joseph, La., Monday. The Army Corps of Engineers located the sunken barge and at 1 p.m., the Coast Guard captain of the port for Sector Lower Mississippi River determined the river was safe for vessels to pass the area.

Coast Guard responds to vessel collision, closes portion of Mississippi River

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Coast Guard has closed the Mississippi River between mile marker 407 and 397 due to a collision between two towing vessels near St. Joseph, La., Tuesday.

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River after allision cleanup

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coast Guard has reopened the portion of the Lower Mississippi River that was closed after a towing vessel allided with the I-155 bridge in Carruthersville, Mo., Monday.

U.S. Coast Guard closes 111 miles of Ouachita River

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard closed 111 miles of the Ouachita River from mile marker 221 near the Louisiana and Arkansas border to mile marker 110 near Columbia, La., to all recreational and commercial traffic due to extreme high water and strong current conditions.

Coast Guard, City of Memphis re-open Auction Street Bridge boat ramp

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coast Guard and the City of Memphis have reached a lease agreement that has re-opened the Auction Street boat ramp for public access, Monday, May 11, 2009.

Coast Guard Working with Memphis to re-open the Auction Street Bridge Boat Ramp

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River in Memphis and the Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Miami is working with the City of Memphis to develop a license that will grant public access to the federally owned Auction Street Bridge boat ramp. The license will address the Coast Guard’s right to control parking on the property, limit access during heightened security conditions...