Posts Tagged ‘sinking’

River reopens after towboat hits I-20 bridge

by Associated Press Published: April 22,2013

Tags: accident, barge, boater, boating, bridge, maritime, navigation, ship, shipper, shipping, sinking, sunk, towboat, trnsportation

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi River re-opened this morning in Vicksburg after barges hit the old U.S. Highway 80 railroad bridge. Coast Guard Lt. Ryan Gomez says that there was enough water covering a barge that sank yesterday to allow other vessels to safely pass through. After the river re-opened at 9:30 a.m. CDT, the coast […] [...]

Barge accident closes river, but flooding bigger worry

VICKSBURG — The Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River at Vicksburg after barges hit a railroad bridge there yesterday and about 30 barges broke free from the towboat “Captain Buck Lay.” Nine towboats — six bound upriver and three heading downriver — with a total of 134 barges were waiting to get through yesterday evening, […] [...]

Inland Salvage re-floats sunken river barges

by MBJ Staff Published: November 23,2011

Tags: barges, re-flot, river traffic, sinking, transportation

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Inland Salvage Inc. of New Orleans recently fought with high-current Mississippi River conditions to re-float a sunken coal barge near Lake Providence, La. The barge was fully loaded and headed south when it went down in March of this year. Having been on the river bottom this long, the barge was partially […] [...]

Sunken barge loaded with iron ore raised

by MBJ Staff Published: October 12,2011

Tags: accident, barge, salvage, ship wreck, ships, sinking, transportation

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Inland Salvage Inc. of New Orleans has successfully completed the salvage of a hopper barge loaded with iron ore that was damaged and sunk during a collision on the Mississippi River near Waggaman, La. The 195-foot hopper barge was struck by a north-bound bulker while tied up in the fleet. The resulting […] [...]

Crews raise fishing boat following fatal accident

by Associated Press Published: June 21,2011

Tags: accident, boat, fishing, salvage, sinking

GULFPORT — Omega Protein Inc.’s wrecked fishing boat Sandy Point has been salvaged from the Mississippi Sound and now sits in two pieces at the state port. The Sun Herald reports contractor Inland Salvage Inc. finished bringing ashore the 163-foot boat yesterday. The Coast Guard says Inland cut the 163-foot boat in half to pull […] [...]

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