mississippi river

Monday, December 2, 2013

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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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Upper Mississippi River Reopens After Spill

The Coast Guard captain of the port has reopened a section of the upper Mississippi near LeClaire, Iowa that had been closed for over 24 hours due to a sunken

November 27, 2013
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

USCG Responding to Sunken Towboat, Oil Discharge on Upper Mississippi River – UDPATE

The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency crews responded Monday night to a sunken towboat and oil discharge on the Upper Mississippi River near LeClaire,

November 26, 2013
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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

June 25, 2013
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

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

June 6, 2013
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Monday, June 3, 2013

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

June 3, 2013
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Battle of the Barges: U.S. Shipping Sector Seeks More Federal Funds

Recent lobbying blitz makes case for $150 million more each year from the U.S. government to upgrade infrastructure on the nation's major

May 6, 2013
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Breakaway Barges Halt Loading of Crude at Marathon’s Wood River Dock

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is unable to load oil from a barge dock on the Mississippi River at Wood River, Illinois, which may depress Canadian oil prices if

May 3, 2013
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Salvage of Breakaway Barges Continues Near Marseilles Dam, But Receding Water Levels to Cause Extended Delay to Navigation

Officials have warned that an imminent drop in water levels is going to cause extended delays for commercial ship traffic along Illinois River.

April 24, 2013
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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

April 23, 2013
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Monday, April 22, 2013

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

April 22, 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013

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

April 19, 2013
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

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

April 18, 2013
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

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

February 7, 2013
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rock Blasting and Rainfall Improve Conditions on Mississippi River, Says Kirby

By Doug Cameron One of the largest barge operators on the Mississippi River said Thursday that emergency rock blasting and recent rainfall have improved

January 31, 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

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.

January 29, 2013
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Monday, January 28, 2013
nature's way endeavor tugboat

Coast Guard: Damaged Barge Still Leaking Oil Into Lower Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS – A unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 434 in Vicksburg, Miss., the

January 28, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
nature's way endeavor tugboat

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

January 27, 2013
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Monday, January 7, 2013

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

January 7, 2013
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