American Commercial Lines, Inc. (ACLI) indicated that one of its liquid barges that was being towed by DRD Towing Company, L.L.C, of , , an independent towing contractor, was involved in a collision with the motor vessel Tintomara at Mile Marker 97 of the Mississippi River in the area. No personal injuries have been reported. The liquid barge was carrying # 6 oil.
While ACLI is not responsible for the accident, the company is working closely with DRD Towing, the Coast Guard and other authorities in responding to the incident. The immediate focus is on an environmental assessment, containment and clean-up.