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River reopens after towboat hits I-20 bridge

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 guard began clearing 119 southbound ...

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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, Petty Officer Ryan Tippets said. ...

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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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Sunken barge loaded with iron ore raised

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 damage caused the barge to ...

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Crews raise fishing boat following fatal accident

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 it from the water because ...

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