Coast Guard reopens waterway after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard reopens waterway after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard reopened the waterway closure on the Mississippi River from mile marker 224.5 to mile marker 226 after a vessel sank near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Thursday. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge incident management team confirmed an oil sheen in the water. There is a reported potential of 18,500 gallons of fuel aboard the Michelle Anne. An unknown amount of oil...

Coast Guard issues waterway restriction after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge

Coast Guard issues waterway restriction after vessel sinks near Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard issued a waterway restriction after a vessel sank on the lower Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:00 a.m. of the towing vessel Michelle Anne sinking at Baton Rouge General Anchorage near mile marker 226 on the Mississippi River. The four crewmembers aboard the Michelle Ann escaped...