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...