Crews attempt to lift the sunken vessel at mile marker 9.7 on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois, Monday. The UC consists of the Coast Guard, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Tennessee Valley Towing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
The Unified Command convened in response to a sunken towboat loaded with fuel on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois was set to lift the vessel from the water on Monday as salvage efforts continue more than a week after the incident.
The Coast Guard was notified at approximately midnight on July 9, 2017 that the towing vessel Eric Haney was sinking on the right descending bank of the Upper Mississippi River at mile marker 9.7. The vessel reprtedly carrying approximately 79,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 1,600 gallons of lube oil onboard.
There were nine people aboard the towing vessel who evacuated the vEdsel before it sank, with no reports of injuries.
During Monday’s lifting operation, a total of 1,700 feet of hard boom was deployed around the vessel and the oil spill response organization had replaced sorbent boom as necessary to mitigate pollution. Water and shoreline assessments showed no signs of pollution, the Unified Command reported.
There were no restrictions on commercial or recreational vessel traffic due to the incident or salvage.
The Unified Command consists of the Coast Guard, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Tennessee Valley Towing, which owns the towing vessel.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has launched a inspection campaign that will target all livestock carriers departing the country after recent incidents involving the ships. The purpose of the focused...
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.