Coast Guard responds to collision on Mississippi River near Vacherie, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to collision on Mississippi River near Vacherie,  Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS –  Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report of a collision between the two towing vessels, American Heritage and David G. Schert, near Vacherie, early on Thursday afternoon. The collision resulted in several barges breaking loose; one barge, loaded with caustic soda, overturned but is out of the navigable waterway on the right descending bank, while the others were safely recovered. The...