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Inadequate maintenance leads towing vessel to sink

The NTSB issued an investigation report on the flooding and sinking of the towing vessel ‘Nancy C’ on Lower Mississippi River, near Dyersville, Tennessee, in March 2018. The investigation identified poor maintenance as key cause of the incident. 

USCG suspends search from capsized towing vessel in Mississippi

The US Coast Guard informed that it suspended its search for a person who went into the water after a 54-foot towing vessel capsized at mile marker 55 on the lower Mississippi River north of Point A La Hache, Louisiana, on March 18. US Coast Guard crews searched around 158 square-nautical miles for about 18 hours but were unable to find the missing person.

Towing vessel capsizes in Mississippi, one missing

The US Coast Guard informed that is searching for a person in the water after a towing vessel capsized at mile marker 55 on the lower Mississippi River north of Point A La Hache, Louisiana, on March 18. At the time of the incident, the boat had three people on board. Two of them were recovered, while one is still missing. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Watch: Towing vessel sinks on Mississippi River

The towing vessel ‘Michelle Anne’ sank at Baton Rouge General Anchorage, Mississippi River, while pushing an empty dry cargo barge, on Thursday morning. The video shows the vessel catching crossways on an anchored ship shortly after.

USCG searches for two missing after anti-pollution support boat capsizes

The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are looking for two people in the water near Bootheville, Louisiana after the support boat they were on capsized during a training exercise involving the oil spill response vessel Louisiana ‘Responder’. The vessel had five workers onboard. Although three were rescued, two are still missing.

Vessel grounded at Mississippi River

The US Coast Guard responded to a grounded vessel in the Lower Mississippi River near New Orleans, on Friday, January 4. The UK-flagged Anglo Alexandria had grounded in the Mississippi River at mile marker 3.5. The Mississippi River has reopened after the refloating of the bulk carrier.

Fire breaks on tug in Mississippi river

The US Coast Guard is responding to a vessel fire on the lower Mississippi River near West Helena, Arkansas, Wednesday. As a result from the incident, the Coast Guard issued a waterway closure between mile marker 664 and mile marker 674 on the Mississippi River.

Towing vessel sinks on Mississippi River

The crew departed the vessel onto the towing vessel Ellysa with no reported injuries. The Ellysa also took the one empty barge the Vincent J Eymard was towing. The capsized vessel has approximately 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel onboard. As a result, a waterway restriction has been issued from mile marker 175.9 to mile marker 176.9 requiring one-way traffic.

Two missing after vessel sinks in Mississippi

The US Coast Guard informed that it is searching for two people after a towing vessel sank in the vicinity of mile marker 90.5 on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, on Monday, 12 March. The good Samaritan vessel Earl Gosling managed to rescue one person.

Vessel on fire on lower Mississippi river

Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a call last week regarding the George King, reporting an engine room fire with nine crewmembers aboard. The crewmembers abandoned the ship to the dry cargo barges it was pushing with no reported injuries. The fire has now been extinguished.

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