Coast Guard conducts shoreline assessment after multi-vessel collision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard conducts shoreline assessment after multi-vessel collision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Lower Mississippi River was opened for restricted traffic between mile marker 160 and 163, as of 10 p.m., Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans launched two shoreline assessment teams, Tuesday morning, to identify potential shoreline impacts on the Mississippi River and any recoverable oil product from the discharge, which took place yesterday. A Coast Guard overflight took place...

Coast Guard responds to multi-ship collision on Mississippi River

Coast Guard responds to multi-ship collision on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to an collision on the lower Mississippi River near Convent, Louisiana, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received report at approximately 4:00 p.m., the motor vessel Privocean, a 751 foot bulk carrier, broke free from its mooring and drifted down river and collided with the 98 foot towing vessel Texas which was moored at the time. The...