mississippi river

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.

May 3, 2019
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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

April 29, 2019
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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

March 27, 2019
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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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

March 19, 2019
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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

September 26, 2018
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Monday, April 23, 2018
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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

April 23, 2018
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

April 12, 2018
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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

March 14, 2018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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,

February 21, 2018
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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

January 26, 2018
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Friday, December 8, 2017
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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

December 8, 2017
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Monday, October 2, 2017

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

October 2, 2017
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

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

September 30, 2017
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Barge Accidents Shut Parts of Mississippi, Ohio Rivers

By Karl Plume April 7 (Reuters) – Two separate barge accidents halted navigation on the flood-swollen Mississippi and lower Ohio rivers on Friday,

April 7, 2017
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Maritime News

Several Mississippi River Locks Likely to close Due to Flooding

Sept 26 (Reuters) – Flooding on the Mississippi River is likely to close three locks on the grain shipping waterway from southern Iowa to northern

September 26, 2016
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Coast Guard Partially Reopens Section of Mississippi River Closed Due to Breakaway Barges

April 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard said it reopened the Mississippi River to some shipping traffic on Friday following a midweek barge accident

April 8, 2016
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Friday, April 1, 2016

Photos Show Damage to Detained ‘Star of Abu Dhabi’ Bulker After Mississippi River Allision

Some new photos obtained by gCaptain show damage to the Star of Abu Dhabi bulk carrier after it reportedly drifted into the dock of a Louisiana sugar refinery,

April 1, 2016
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Thursday, March 24, 2016

What Does the Rhine Have That the Mississippi Doesn’t? Passengers

By Justin Bachman (Bloomberg) — Take a European riverboat cruise and you get a 13th-century cathedral, vineyards lining the Douro, steaming mulled wine

March 24, 2016
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Maritime News

Tanker Has Tough Time Navigating Mississippi River Near New Orleans

An unladen tanker had a tough time navigating the Mississippi River near New Orleans on Tuesday, crashing into a water tank tower followed by a pier

February 3, 2016
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Maritime News

Towboats Restricted After Fifth Vessel Hits Same Vicksburg Area Bridge – UPDATE

Update: A fifth towing vessel has hit the same Vicksburg Railroad Bridge prompting officials to close the river to towing vessels pushing barges under bridges,

January 21, 2016
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