mississippi river


Thursday, January 21, 2016
Maritime News

Breakaway Barges Close Section of Mississippi River

A three-mile section of the Mississippi River was closed Wednesday after 22 barges broke free, some of them hitting other vessels before they were

January 21, 2016
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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Maritime News

Mississippi River Bridge Hit by Three Towing Vessels in Three Days

A third towboat has allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge in as many days as floodwaters continue to impact shipping on the Mississippi

January 14, 2016
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Maritime News

Flood Outlook Improves for Lower Mississippi Region

By Tim Loh (Bloomberg) — The threat of flooding is subsiding across the lower Mississippi River region just two weeks after high waters devastated parts

January 13, 2016
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Monday, January 4, 2016
Maritime News

St. Louis Floodwaters Heading South

By Tim Loh (Bloomberg) — After a New Year’s wrecked by flooding and destruction, there’s good news for the people of St. Louis: The worst appears to

January 4, 2016
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Maritime News

Swollen Rivers Raging Towards Industrial South

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Brace yourself, U.S. South. The Mississippi River is coming, and so are the Arkansas, the Red, the Ohio and the

December 30, 2015
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Maritime News

Severe Weather Closes Section of Mississippi River Near St. Louis

By Jeff Wilson and Megan Durisin (Bloomberg) — Floods after heavy rain shut 5 miles of the Mississippi River, the biggest U.S. inland shipping channel,

December 29, 2015
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Sunday, September 6, 2015
News

Barge Shipping Resumes on Mississippi River After Slurry Oil Spill

Sept 5 (Reuters) – Barge shipping traffic on the Mississippi River resumed on Saturday after the U.S. Coast Guard reopened a stretch of the river that

September 6, 2015
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Friday, September 4, 2015
News

Slurry Oil Spill on Mississippi River Could Be 250,000 Gallons

The U.S. Coast Guard says that up to 250,000 gallons of clarified slurry oil could have spilled following a towboat collision on the Mississippi River near

September 4, 2015
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Monday, July 20, 2015
News

One Missing After Towing Vessel Sinks in Upper Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency responders searched Monday for missing person and capsized towing vessel on the Upper Mississippi River near St.

July 20, 2015
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Maritime News

Record Harvest Seen Pushing U.S. River Transportation System to Near Breaking Point

With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand

September 25, 2014
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
News

Pilot Unfamiliarity Caused Fatal 2013 ‘Megan McB’ Sinking on Mississippi -NTSB

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released a Marine Accident Brief into the fatal 2013 sinking of the MV Megan McB towing vessel on the

September 18, 2014
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Incidents

Towboat Sinks in Upper Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to the reported sinking of a towing vessel early Thursday morning in the upper Mississippi River near Chester, Illinois,

September 18, 2014
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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

September 6, 2014
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Flag Gangos bulk carrier
Incidents

Bulk Carrier Flag Gangos Involved in Three Vessel Allision on the Mississippi

After losing power and steering on the Mississippi River late Tuesday evening, the Maltese-flagged bulk carrier Flag Gangos allided with the 105,000 ton

August 13, 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

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

February 24, 2014
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Sunday, February 23, 2014
USCG

Barge Collision Spills Oil Into Lower Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard responded Saturday to a report of an oil spill in the lower Mississippi River after two vessels collided near Bacherie,

February 23, 2014
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Rock Removal to Disrupt Shipping On Mississippi River

Shipping will be disrupted on a stretch of the Mississippi River as workers remove rocks "over the next few months," the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

December 10, 2013
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Monday, December 9, 2013
News

Sunken Towboat Lifted in Mississippi River [PHOTOS]

The sunken Stephen L. Colby has been lifted from the bed of the Mississippi River more than two weeks after the towboat struck a submerged object and sank

December 9, 2013
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Monday, December 2, 2013
News

Stephen L. Colby Response Switches Gears on Mississippi River – Salvage Update

A Unified Command set up in response to the Stephen L. Colby towboat sinking and oil spill on the Mississippi River has shifted its operations from lightering

December 2, 2013
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