Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken barge

Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken barge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing its response to a sunken barge on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois, Thursday. The sunken barge carrying pig iron has been located near mile marker 964 on the Ohio River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Towing are developing a salvage plan to be approved by the Coast Guard. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to sunken barge on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken barge on the Ohio River near Cairo, Illinois. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday that six barges broke free from a towing vessel near mile marker 964 on the Ohio River. Five of the barges have been secured. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Unified command continues removal of barge breakaways on Ohio River

Unified command continues removal of barge breakaways on Ohio River
Unified command dewaters a partially submerged barge at Emsworth Lock and Dam near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 21, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland. PITTSBURGH –A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners is continuing the removal of barges involved in the breakaways on the Ohio River...

Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to monitor the sunken barge south of Bay Bridge

Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to monitor the sunken barge south of Bay Bridge
The 112-foot freight barge Vengeance is pictured after capsizing near Yerba Buena Island, Calif., April 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO – A collaborative unified command has been established, comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, Vortex Marine Construction...

Divers to collect sample of barge product, could cause odor in surrounding areas

Divers to collect sample of barge product, could cause odor in surrounding areas
Contractors conduct dive operations at the site of a sunken barge near the Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Marblehead) CLEVELAND – Divers plan to briefly remove a plug they installed on the sunken barge 9 nautical miles north east of Kelleys Island in Lake Erie Monday to collect a sample of the product inside for identification. When the plug...

Crews continue response for sunken Lake Erie barge

Crews continue response for sunken Lake Erie barge
Contractors conduct dive operations at the site of a sunken barge near the Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Marblehead) CLEVELAND – Crews continue to respond to and investigate a reported discharge of an unknown substance from the site of a sunken barge near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie Thursday. The unified command, consisting of the...

Coast Guard responding to sunken barge on Mississippi River near Convent

Coast Guard responding to sunken barge on Mississippi River near Convent
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken barge near Convent on the Mississippi River, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified of a crane barge that broke free of its mooring and sank near mile marker 160 at 5:20 a.m. The barge reportedly contains a maximum potential of 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel along with an excavator crane and backhoe. The Coast Guard...

Draft restriction in place as salvage operations resume to remove sunken barge in Fort Pierce Inlet

Draft restriction in place as salvage operations resume to remove sunken barge in Fort Pierce Inlet
MIAMI — Temporary vessel restrictions will be in place for Fort Pierce Inlet beginning Friday as salvage operations resume to remove a barge that sank in late February. A safety zone has been established around the sunken barge at the entrance of Fort Pierce Inlet at position 27-28’20”N, 080-17’13”W. Coast Guard and partner maritime law enforcement marine units will remain on-scene during...

Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational boaters

Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational boaters
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Thursday afternoon. Recreational vessels with less than six-foot draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone upon receiving clearance from the on-scene representative. All other persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of...