Tank Barge in Collision on Upper Mississippi River

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans is responding to a report of a collision between two vessels near mile marker 154 on the lower Mississippi River.

 

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders say they received a report from the National Response Center that a vessel
 had collided with a tank barge as it transited along the river near Bacherie. The collision damaged the barge which caused a release of light crude oil into the Mississippi River. There are no injuries as a result of the collision.

A Unified Command has been established with the U.S. Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office and the responsible party.
 

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