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U.S. 80 bridge struck multiple times by runaway barges

VICKSBURG — The U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River was hit multiple times late last week after 33 of 35 grain barges broke loose from their tow and some hit a pier in the middle of the span. “It’s dark on the video, and I can’t tell exactly what’s going on,” bridge superintendent Herman Smith said after the strike. ...

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Kirby purchases barge fleet from Seaboats

GREENVILLE — Kirby Corporation has purchased the coastwise tank barge fleet of Seaboats Inc. and affiliated companies consisting of three 80,000-barrel coastwise tank barge and tug units for $42.3 million in cash. The three coastwise tank barge and tug units currently operate along the East Coast and have an average age of five years. Financing of the purchase was through ...

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Inland Salvage re-floats sunken river barges

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 buried in river sediment. The ...

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