Ship Traffic Remains Limited After Collision

Monday, July 28, 2008
A Coast Guard crewmember aboard a 41-ft. smallboat from Coast Guard Station New Orleans overlooks the sunken barge in the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans after the motor vessel Tintomara and a tub and barge collided early Wed. July 23, 2008 spilling approximately 419,000 gals. of number six fuel oil. (U. S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas M. Blue)

The clean up after Wednesday's oil spill continues, and so do the restrictions on the .  So far only a few ships have been allowed to sail southbound and only one ship, an oil tanker has been allowed to continue on northbound, reports said. 
Approval for ships on the river is limited due to clean up operations.. The ships that are approved, however, must be carefully cleaned, which can take several hours per ship.  Meanwhile, the barge that leaked all of the oil is still in the water.  Federal and state agencies are now working on a plan to remove it. 

Source:  WWLTV

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