Coast Guard to resume public hearing on oil spill investigation

New Orleans – The Coast Guard announced today that a public hearing regarding the July 23, 2008 collision between the motor vessel Tintomara and the towing vessel Mel Oliver will be on on Thursday at 9 a.m.  The hearing will take place at U.S. Federal Courthouse, 2nd Floor, Courtroom C-227, Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, La. 70130. The collision resulted in the...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing on oil spill investigation

New Orleans – The Coast Guard will be holding a public hearing regarding the collision on the Mississippi River that occurred July 23, 2008, between the motor vessel Tintomara and the towing vessel Mel Oliver. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in New Orleans, La.

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Mississippi River this morning from mile marker 95 to 99 north of the Harvey Locks here due to an collision between the motor vessel Tintomara and the tug boat Mel Oliver. The Coast Guard received a report from a local citizen that a strong smell of diesel was coming from the Mississippi River and has dispatched a marine investigator,...