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 Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 8:12 p.m. reporting that the 54-foot inspected towing vessel Seattle Slew had capsized at mile marker 55 near Myrtle Grove … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Towing Vessel Sinks Near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a portion of the lower Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a towing vessel sank Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:00 a.m. of the towing vessel Michelle Anne sinking at Baton Rouge General Anchorage near mile marker 226 on the Mississippi River. The four crewmembers aboard the … [Read more...]

Video: Can this Tiny Car Pull a 13,000 Metric Ton Ship?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-6Bs-NAhw Going into the video I honestly wasn't sure what the outcome would be. The car in the video is a Citroen Grand Tour C3, which host Jeremy Clarkson notes weighs about 1 tonne. So does this little car have enough torque to pull that big, 13,000-tonne ship a distance of 25 meters? Watch the video to find out and let us know … [Read more...]