Coast Guard reopens portions of the Mississippi River

Coast Guard reopens portions of the Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to one-way traffic from mile marker 127 to mile marker 129 to all vessels, near Hahnville, Louisiana. The Mississippi River was closed Tuesday in response to a collision between two towing vessels near mile marker 129 on the Mississippi River. One barge carrying caustic soda capsized in the river. googletag.cmd.push(function() {...

Coast Guard responds to another bridge allision near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to another bridge allision near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a barge allision at mile marker 435.8 on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, Thursday. The towing vessel Thomas Kay allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge Thursday afternoon. One ethanol barge has sustained damage from the Allison.  The other eighteen dry cargo barges reported no damage. The Captain of the Port has issued a waterway...

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge allision at mile marker 435.8 on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a call at 10:19 a.m., stating the towing vessel Wally Roller allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge. All six barges were reported to have broken free and have now been safely...

Coast Guard responds to a third bridge allision near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to a third bridge allision near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge allision at mile marker 435.8 on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday. The towing vessel Robert D. Byrd allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge at 7:44 a.m. No barges were reported to have broken free. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Mississippi River is open to...

Coast Guard responds to second barge sinking in two days near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to second barge sinking in two days near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a barge sinking at mile marker 435.8 on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss., Wednesday. The towing vessel Inez Andreas allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge, after which two barges broke free, one of which sank. Towing vessels in the area assisted in securing the barge that broke free. A surveyor from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers located...

Coast Guard responds to coal barges sinking near Vicksburg

Coast Guard responds to coal barges sinking near Vicksburg
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an allision between a towing vessel with 22 barges and a railroad bridge near Vicksburg, Mississippi, Tuesday. The towing vessel Ron W. Callegan allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge, after which nine barges containing coal broke free, two of which sank. The Coast Guard has implemented a safety zone on the Lower Mississippi River...