Coast Guard responds to partially submerged towing vessel

Coast Guard responds to partially submerged towing vessel
NEW ORLEANS—The Coast Guard is responding to a partially submerged towing vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Vidalia, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report at approximately 3 a.m. that the towing vessel, Sonny J, was partially submerged near Vidalia, Louisiana, with approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board. The vessel’s...

Coast Guard reopens portion of Mississippi River after bridge allision

THEBES, Ill. – The Coast Guard reopened a portion of the Mississippi River, Thursday, after an uninspected towing vessel allided with a bridge. The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River at 5:54 p.m., from mile marker 43, near Thebes, to mile marker 0, near Cairo. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 10:04 p.m., Wednesday, that the uninspected towing vessel,...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from grounded two boat

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a 47-foot towing vessel that ran aground in Terrebonne Bay approximately 12 miles south of Cocodrie, La., Sunday.

Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking on the Ohio River

PITTSBURGH – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh is investigating the sinking of a towing vessel that occurred on the Ohio River at mile marker 39.5 near Chester, W.Va.