Sunday, September 5, 2021
Ports

Lower Mississippi River Open To All Vessel Traffic

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard captain-of-the-port, New Orleans, Capt. Will Watson, has opened the Lower Mississippi River to all vessel traffic in New Orleans and key ports throughout Southeast Louisianna...

September 5, 2021
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Maritime News

Mississippi River Vessel Traffic Halted Due to Breakaway Barges North of St. Louis -Army Corps

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Mississippi River closed to vessel traffic north of St. Louis on Wednesday after barges carrying loads of corn broke free from...

September 26, 2018
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Saturday, September 6, 2014
News

Mysterious ‘Haze’ Closes Portion of Mississippi River

A 10-mile stretch of the Lower Mississippi River was closed Friday due a mysterious white haze, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

September 6, 2014
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Maritime News

Mississippi River Traffic May Reopen Friday After Barge Hits Iowa Bridge

By Michael Hirtzer April 9 (Reuters) – Mississippi River barge traffic could reopen Friday at the earliest, government officials said on Wednesday, a day after a barge struck a railroad...

April 9, 2014
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Monday, February 24, 2014
Maritime News

Unified Command: Weekend Collision Spilled 31,500 Gallons of Light Crude Into Mississippi River

An update Monday from the Unified Command set up in response incident now calculates that approximately 31,500 gallons of light crude oil was discharged into the river from the E2MS 303 tank barge after it collided with the MV Lindsay Ann Erickson.

February 24, 2014
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
News

Rising Mississippi River To Halt Barge Shipping Again

Rising water on the Mississippi River will force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close numerous locks on the major shipping waterway for the second time this month, from central Iowa to central Missouri.

June 25, 2013
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
News

Mississippi River Reopens as Floods Recede

The Mississippi River was reopened on Thursday along a five-mile stretch near St. Louis as waters receded after one of the worst floods on record halted barge traffic for four days on the main route to global markets on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

June 6, 2013
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Monday, June 3, 2013
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Flooding Closes Upper Mississippi River to Barge Traffic

By Karl Plume June 3 (Reuters) – The Mississippi River was effectively closed to barge traffic from northern Iowa to St. Louis as flooding shuttered several locks on the major...

June 3, 2013
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Floods To Sideline Mississippi River Barges At Least Another Week

Barge shipping on the Illinois River and parts of the Mississippi River will remain impeded until at least early next week as the flood-swollen waterways slowly recede from record- or near-record-high crests

April 23, 2013
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Monday, April 22, 2013
News

Breakaway Barges Wreak Havoc Along Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Mississippi River near St. Louis after 114 barges broke free late Saturday

April 22, 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013
News

Flooding Cripples Barge Shipping on Illinois and Mississippi Rivers

Barge shipping was halted Friday on parts of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers as flooding forced the closure of several locks until at least the middle of next week.

April 19, 2013
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Mississippi River Locks 16-24 To Close Due To Flood- Army Corps

Eight Mississippi River locks between Muscatine, Iowa, and Clarksville, Missouri, were expected to close beginning on Friday, effectively closing the river to commercial navigation.

April 18, 2013
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Oil Spill Cleanup Wraps Up Along Lower Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday said that response crews have completed oil spill cleanup operations on a section of the Lower Mississippi River, nearly two weeks...

February 7, 2013
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Grounding Incidents

Portion of Mississippi River Remains Closed After Oil Spill

A 16-mile stretched of the lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg remained closed Wednesday as response crews scramble to clean up and contain an oil spill from a barge damaged after...

January 30, 2013
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Grounding Incidents

Oil Spill Backs Up 800 Barges Along Mississippi River

By Alan Bjerga Almost 800 barges are backed up in the southern portion of the Mississippi River while an oil spill is cleaned up, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Traffic...

January 29, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Collision

Crude Oil Barges Strike Railroad Bridge on Mississippi River, Spill Reported

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that two tank barges allided with a Mississippi River railroad overpass on Sunday, spilling an unknown quantity of light crude oil into the river. The...

January 27, 2013
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Monday, January 7, 2013
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Emergency Deepening Buys Time on Mississippi River

By Brian Wingfield Emergency work to deepen the Mississippi River shipping channel will avert a shutdown of barge traffic this month, lawmakers said as operators began increasing their cargo loads on the...

January 7, 2013
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Mississippi River Shut Down Would Cost Billions, Revised Data Shows

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) have released revised data on the economic impact of an effective shutdown of the Mississippi River to...

January 2, 2013
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Friday, December 28, 2012
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USACE Fighting to Keep Mississippi River Open

The drought-hit Mississippi River will stay open to commerce a few days longer than expected following the release of water from a lake in southern Illinois, a group of shippers...

December 28, 2012
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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Mississippi River Rock Removal Makes Progress

By Tim Jones The drought-depleted Mississippi River was closed to traffic today south of St. Louis as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported progress removing submerged rock obstacles without resorting to blowing...

December 18, 2012
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