Coast Guard responding to towboat allision with Natchez-Vidalia U.S. 84 Bridge

Coast Guard responding to towboat allision with Natchez-Vidalia U.S. 84 Bridge
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A barge carrying slurry oil being pushed by the towing vessel Amy Francis allided with the Natchez-Vidalia Bridge, Jan. 21, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River) MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard is responding to a towboat allision with the Natchez-Vidalia...

Unified Command continues to respond to collision near Columbus

Unified Command continues to respond to collision near Columbus
PADUCAH, Ky. – The unified command in Paducah continues to respond to a spill in the Mississippi River at mile marker 937, Wednesday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The APEX 3508 barge has begun transit to National Maintenance and Repair in Hartford, Illinois for repairs. Preparations for clean up efforts have begun near the initial...

Update on Coast Guard collision response near Paducah, Ky.

Update on Coast Guard collision response near Paducah, Ky.
PADUCAH, Ky. – The unified command in Paducah continues to respond to an oil spill in the Mississippi River at mile marker 937 Friday morning. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received a call about a collision between two towboats at mile marker 937 at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday. The collision caused damage to one barge containing clarified slurry oil, rupturing a cargo tank and discharging...

Coast Guard response continues to tug collision near Paducah

Coast Guard response continues to tug collision near Paducah
PADUCAH, Ky. – On-scene assessment teams have reported the maximum estimated potential clarified slurry oil released from the tug collision is now 250,000 gallons, Thursday. The maximum potential spill has been reduced because the two remaining partitions aboard the affected barge were reportedly secured. A Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed wing aircraft conducted an over flight earlier...