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Mississippi River traffic limited after ship hits 2 vessels

April 7, 2015

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NEW ORLEANS — A three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is limited to one-way traffic upriver, a day after a ship broke free of its mooring and hit two other vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Petty Officer Carlos Vega said the one-way traffic would continue until the three […]

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Delegation praises $487 million Pascagoula contract to build Coast Guard cutter

May 1, 2013

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Thad Cochran, Sen. Roger Wicker and Rep. Steven Palazzo are praising the award of a $487 million contract that will allow shipyard workers in Mississippi to provide the U.S. Coast Guard with its sixth National Security Cutter (NSC). The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded the “fixed-price incentive firm target contract” to Huntington […]

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UPDATE: 2 missing, none confirmed dead, in Gulf oil rig explosion

November 16, 2012

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The Coast Guard is searching for two people who remain missing from a platform that caught fire 25 miles south of Grand Isle early Friday. Earlier, authorities reported that two people had been killed, but during a news conference in New Orleans, the Coast Guard are no confirmed deaths at this time, NOLA.com, the news […]

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