Stephen L. Colby sinking

Mike Schuler
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November 27, 2013

The Coast Guard, Illinois EPA, Illinois DNR and local emergency crews continue to respond to a vessel sinking and oil discharge into the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa, Tuesday. The Stephen L. Colby, a 144-foot towboat, struck a submerged object near LeClaire, Iowa causing it to sink Monday evening. Approximately 700 gallons of oily water mix have been recovered. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.


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