Divers determining status of sunken barge in Chicago River

Divers determining status of sunken barge in Chicago River
CLEVELAND — All cargo has been removed from the sunken barge in the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street bridges and divers are currently in the water to conduct a survey of the barge’s hull.

 The barge has been secured so that a 50-foot clearance can allow for vessel traffic to transit.

Once the divers complete their survey, the company intends to formulate a salvage...

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge
CLEVELAND — Offloading operations continue on the sunken barge in the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street bridges. The salvage company is maintaining a 50-foot channel to allow for vessels to transit through the area single-file. The Coast Guard may further restrict movement on the waterway to facilitate critical salvage operations. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard reopens waterway after barge sinks

Coast Guard reopens waterway after barge sinks
BATON ROUGE, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard has re-opened a portion of the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge after it was partially closed due to a barge that sank Monday. A portion of the river had been closed to commercial deep-draft traffic after a deck barge sank Nov. 11. The search for the sunken barge was conducted using sonar surveys by vessels from the Army Corps of Engineers as well as contracted...

Coast Guard responds to barge sinking in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to barge sinking in Sitka, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is monitoring a 140-foot barge that sank in Sawmill Bay, Sitka early Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report at 4:45 a.m. that a barge owned by Allen Marine was taking on water and had partially submerged. The Sitka Fire Department responded and set up dewatering pumps on the barge. The pumps were unable to keep up with flooding and have...

Sunken Rhode Island barge surfaced as salvage efforts near completion

BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard, in coordination with Donjon Marine, Clean Harbors and partner agencies oversaw the surfacing a barge that sank Oct. 31, 2011, directly under the Newport/Pell Bridge in Newport, R.I., Monday. The construction barge is owned by Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. and was being used as part of a major painting operation on the Newport/Pell Bridge. After several weeks of coordination...

Newport Bridge salvage operations continue for sunken barge

NEWPORT, R.I. — A unified command that is coordinating the interagency response to a barge that sank on October 30th beneath the Newport/Pell Bridge completed its review of an underwater assessment of the barge and has contracted a company that is capable of the complex operation that will be required to salvage the barge. The construction barge was supporting an on-going painting operation on the...

Coast Guard, unified command responding to sunken barge

BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Newport, R.I., Harbormaster, Save The Bay, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and Abhe & Svoboda, Inc., owner of the barge and RITBA contractor, have set up a unified command in response to a sunken barge directly under the Newport/Pell Bridge in Newport, R.I. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern...

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River

TRANSYLVANIA, La. – The Coast Guard closed a portion of the Lower Mississippi River, Thursday, following the sinking of one barge from an uninspected towing vessel. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report at approximately 1:30 a.m., that the UTV Sally Bromfield, while pushing 35 barges, had a breakaway near Transylvania that resulted in one coal barge sinking...

Coast Guard Responds to Barge sinking on the Ohio River at Louisville, KY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard has closed the Ohio River today from mile marker 603.5 to 608, to all vessel traffic due to a towboat incident which resulted in two sunken barges near the entrance to the Portland Canal. At approximately 1:45 p.m. today, the pilot of the towing vessel Jerry Tinkey, reported that they had two of their lead barges sink while in tow. The vessel was up-river exiting...