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Breakaway barges hit Upper Mississippi River

On Wednesday 13 February, the US Coast Guard along with several local authorities responded to a multi-barge breakaway close to the Upper Mississippi River. Specifically, the breakaway occurred near mile markers 176 and 177 of the river.

Rise of lost anchor incidents in Mississippi

Standard Club informed that it has seen a recent increase of incidents involving lost anchors, which are potentially related to high water levels in the Mississippi river.

Three missing after towing vessels collide on Mississippi

The US Coast Guard and local agencies responded to a report of two towing vessels that collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, on January 26. After the collision, four crew were reported missing, but one was found.

Clean up underway for oil spill near New Orleans

The US Coast Guard and partners are working to contain an oil spill on the Mississippi River. The oil spill was reported Wednesday between mile markers 95 and 96 in New Orleans. Fifteen hundred feet of boom has been deployed so far to contain the sheen.


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