Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Tennessee River

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel on Tennessee River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken towing vessel near the Kentucky Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at approximately 10 p.m. Monday that the inspected towing vessel Tom Bussler capsized at mile marker 15 on the Tennessee River. The inspected towing vessel George Leavell recovered the two crewmembers...

Coast Guard reopens portion of Tennessee River to commercial traffic after bridge collapse

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard has reopened a portion of the Tennessee River, Saturday, after a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge collapsed following an allision with a vessel. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has deemed the navigable channel safe for commercial transit after completing a channel survey Friday evening and finding no obstructions or debris. The safety zone from mile marker 41 to...

Coast Guard closes portion of Tennessee River after bridge collapse

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard is enforcing a safety zone on a portion of the Tennessee River after a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge collapsed following an allision with a vessel, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received the initial report at approximately 8 p.m., Central time, Thursday, that the cargo ship, Delta Mariner, had allided with the auxiliary channel span of the...

Coast Guard investigates collision on Tennessee River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Coast Guard is investigating a collision between a towing vessel and a recreational boat carrying 3 people that occurred on the Tennessee River, June 19, 2010.

Coast Guard cancels safety zone on Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers

PADUCAH, Ky. –The U. S. Coast Guard has canceled the safety zone on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers from mile marker 206 (Pickwick Landing) to mile marker 0 (Paducah, Ky.). Recreational boaters are allowed on all portions of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, including Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

Coast Guard reduces river closures

PADUCAH, Ky. — The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, in partnership with local, state and federal officials, significantly reduced the closed portions of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, Friday, for recreational boaters to two miles above and below Kentucky and Barkley dams. Recreational boaters are allowed to operate on all other portions of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.

Coast Guard reduces closed portion of the Tennessee River

PADUCAH, Ky. – The U. S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Ohio Valley, under authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act and in partnership with local, state and federal officials, reduced the closed portion of the Tennessee River, Thursday, to the stretch between Calvert City, Ky. (mile marker 14) to Little Bear Creek (mile marker 27) including portions of Kentucky Lake. The Cumberland...

Tennessee River, Cumberland River, Kentucky Lake, and Lake Barkley closed to recreational boating

PADUCAH, Ky. – The U. S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Ohio Valley, under authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, reduced the safety zone on the Tennessee River, Tuesday, to the stretch between the Highway 68 Bridge (mile marker 41.7) through Paducah, Ky. (mile marker 0), including portions of Kentucky Lake. The Cumberland River remains closed in the vicinity of Carthage, Tenn. (mile...

Coast Guard closes 200 miles of Tennessee River to recreational boating traffic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The U.S. Coast Guard Tuesday closed more than 200 miles of the Tennessee River to recreational boating traffic because of record high water levels and excessive river drift.