Unified Command Responding to Breakaway Barges on Ohio River

A unified command consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners was continuing Monday to response to barge breakaways on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, West Virginia over the weekend.  Approximately 38 of the reported 45 breakaway barges from fleeting areas at mile maker 94 on the Ohio … [Read more...]

Low Water Halts Shipping on Lower Ohio River

By Karl Plume Dec 7 (Reuters) - A stretch of the Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky, was closed to shipping traffic after a barge tow ran aground in the receding waters, halting shipments of commodities such as grain and coal for at least the fourth time since September. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it had closed the nearly 90-year-old Lock and Dam 52 on Wednesday, … [Read more...]