Coast Guard continues response to barge breakaway on Mississippi River

Coast Guard continues response to barge breakaway on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues to respond to an allision resulting in a barge breakaway on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Illinois, Wednesday. An Incident Command Post has been established at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah. Lt. Cmdr. Heather Stratton is the Incident Commander. Initially the river was closed from mile marker 44 to mile marker 30 on the Mississippi River. The Mississippi...

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway after allision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responding to barge breakaway after allision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an allision and barge breakaway on the Mississippi River at mile marker 43.7 near Thebes, Illinois, Wednesday. The Coast Guard has closed the Mississippi River from mile marker 30 to mile marker 44 after the tow vessel Michael G. Morris allided with the Thebes Railroad Bridge at mile marker 43.7, causing the 30 barges it was pushing to breakaway. One...