Thursday, May 13, 2021
Maritime News

Over 700 Barges Stranded by Mississippi River Closure in Memphis Due to Bridge Crack

The U.S. Coast Guard said 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed after a...

8 hours ago
Total Views: 1095

Monday, April 5, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Small Cruises Are Thriving, Not Just Surviving, on the Mississippi

By Fran Golden (Bloomberg) — On the fancy, new, 245-passenger American Countess riverboat, passengers sip complimentary mint juleps on a top deck, masks wrapped around their wrists like bulging bracelets, while the ship’s...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 2304

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Accidents

Search Suspended for Three Missing Mariners After Mississippi River Towing Vessel Collision

The search for three missing people from the towing vessel RC Creppel was suspended late Monday night after 67 cumulative hours of active search on the Mississippi River near Luling, Louisiana....

January 28, 2020
Total Views: 68

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Maritime News

Mississippi River’s Specialized Mat Sinking Unit to Get Modern Upgrade

At the end of each summer, a specialized unit of the United States Army Corps of Engineers get to work on the Mississippi River laying thousands of slabs of concrete...

December 12, 2019
Total Views: 262

Monday, June 10, 2019
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Maritime News

Hundreds of Barges Stalled as Floods Hinder Midwest Supplies

By Brian K. Sullivan, Shruti Date Singh and Mario Parker (Bloomberg) — Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by...

June 10, 2019
Total Views: 7

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Maritime News

Mississippi River’s Morganza Floodway May Be Opened for Third Time in History

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — A major barrier that keeps the Mississippi River in its current path may be opened for just the third time in its history, potentially flooding a...

May 23, 2019
Total Views: 12

Friday, May 17, 2019
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Maritime News

Mississippi River Barge Shipping Resumes After Floods

By Karl Plume and Rod Nickel May 17 (Reuters) – The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as...

May 17, 2019
Total Views: 8

Friday, May 3, 2019
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Maritime News

Upper Mississippi River Breaks 1993 Flood Record

The high water forced the U.S. Coast Guard to close a portion of the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near St. Louis, Missouri.  By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — The...

May 3, 2019
Total Views: 16

Monday, April 29, 2019
Maritime News

Opinion: The Missouri River Is Just Going to Keep On Flooding

By Justin Fox (Bloomberg Opinion) — The Missouri River used to be out of control. “It cuts corners, runs around at nights, fills itself with snags and traveling sandbars, lunches...

April 29, 2019
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Maritime News

Coast Guard Safety Alert Warns Towboats of High Water Risks on Mississippi River

Have a regime when the current’s abeam. Ensure adequate maneuvering space! The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans has issued a Marine Safety Alert (Safety Alert 03-19) for towboats to beware...

March 27, 2019
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Accidents

Search Suspended for Missing Towboat Captain on Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the captain of a towing vessel capsized on the lower Mississippi River near Point A La Hache, Louisiana on Monday night.  Coast...

March 19, 2019
Total Views: 18

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
Total Views: 13

Monday, April 23, 2018
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Interesting

Coast Guard: Dutch-Flagged Tanker Spills HFO in Lower Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a heavy fuel oil discharge from a Dutch-flagged tanker near Norco, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at...

April 23, 2018
Total Views: 10

Thursday, April 12, 2018
News

Nasty Oil Spill Closes Mississippi River Near New Orleans After Cargo Ship Hits Pier

The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to reports of an oil spill after a cargo ship struck a pier near mile marker 100 on the lower Mississippi...

April 12, 2018
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
News

Search Suspended for Two Missing from Towboat that Capsized on Mississippi River Near New Orleans

The Coast Guard suspended its search for two people who were aboard a towing vessel that sank in the vicinity of mile marker 90.5 on the Mississippi River near New...

March 14, 2018
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News

Towboat Fire on Lower Mississippi Forces Crew to Abandon Ship

The crew of a towboat was forced to abandon ship after their vessel caught on fire while pushing barges on the lower Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi on Wednesday. Coast...

February 21, 2018
Total Views: 14

Friday, January 26, 2018
Maritime News

Fire Ravages Towing Vessel on Lower Mississippi River Near Vicksburg

The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies on Friday were continuing to monitor a towing vessel fire at mile marker 390 on the lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi. The...

January 26, 2018
Total Views: 33

Friday, December 8, 2017
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Interesting

Two People Missing After Tug Sinks on Mississippi River Near Memphis

Update: The Coast Guard suspended their search for two people whose vessel sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and local agency assets...

December 8, 2017
Total Views: 58

Monday, October 2, 2017
News

Mississippi River Shipping Backlog Hits Farmers

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. farmers are running out of options for their just-harvested corn and soybeans as delays on the Mississippi River, the main conduit for...

October 2, 2017
Total Views: 6

Saturday, September 30, 2017
News

Low Water, Lock Repairs Send Mississippi River Freights Soaring

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Low river levels and back-ups at aging locks are wreaking havoc on export-bound grain barge shipments on the Mississippi River system just...

September 30, 2017
Total Views: 14