Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking, oil discharge on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking, oil discharge on Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard, EPA and local emergency crews are responding to a vessel sinking and oil discharge into the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, that the 144-foot towboat Stephen L. Colby struck a submerged object near LeClaire causing it to sink. At the time of the...

Coast Guard responds to sunken towing vessel in Mississippi River

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard supervised the salvage of the sunken towing vessel Bill Pehler from its moorings in the Mississippi River, Saturday, at approximately 5 p.m. The salvage company Okie Moore delivered a crane barge to the scene, Saturday, and began operations to remove the vessel at approximately 8 a.m. The Crimson Glory, a 170-foot uninspected towing vessel (UTV), brought the Bill Pehler...