Unified Command continues sunken vessel response

Unified Command continues sunken vessel response
A unified command responds to a sunken vessel at mile marker 9.7 on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois, July 9, 2017.  (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah) NEW ORLEANS – The Unified Command continues to respond to a sunken vessel at mile marker 9.7 on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois. An unknown amount of diesel was discharged from the vessel,...

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel

Unified Command responds to sunken vessel
NEW ORLEANS – A Unified Command has been established in response to a sunken vessel at mile marker 9.7 on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois, Sunday. The UC consists of the Coast Guard, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Tennessee Valley Towing. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah, Kentucky, were notified at approximately midnight of the towing vessel...