Coast Guard continues response to collision, sinking on Lower Mississippi River near Memphis

Coast Guard continues response to collision, sinking on Lower Mississippi River near Memphis
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies continue response efforts for a sunken tow vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Memphis, Tuesday. Capt. Timothy Wendt, Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River, has set a safety zone on the Mississippi River from mile markers 726 to 728 to ensure the safety of the public and response crews during cleanup and salvage operations...

Coast Guard responds to collision on Lower Mississippi near Memphis

Coast Guard responds to collision on Lower Mississippi near Memphis
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a collision between two towing vessels on the Lower Mississippi River near Memphis, Monday afternoon. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River command center received a notification of a collision between the towing vessels Margaret Ann and the William Strait at mile marker 727 on the Lower Mississippi River....