Coast Guard Investigates Barge Allison

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington, W.Va., are investigating the cause of an allision between the H. Carpenter bridge and the M/V C.J. Queenan in St. Mary's today. The Coast Guard received the report at about 8:30 a.m. that the M/V C.J. Queenan and its fifteen barge tow had allided with the bridge at mile marker 155.5 along the Ohio River. The barges were empty at the time, and there are no reports of injuries or pollution, and preliminary reports indicate very minor damage to bridge and barges. The waterway remains open, and the cause of the accident is currently under investigation by personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington.

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