Coast Guard establishes safety zone on Mississippi River for sunken barge salvage

MAYERSVILLE, Miss. — The Coast Guard established a safety zone on a portion of the lower Mississippi River, Friday, for salvage operations to remove a barge that broke away from an uninspected towing vessel and sank. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report at approximately midnight, on Sept. 21, 2011, that the UTV Kay A. Eckstein had three barges break away...