Tugboat Sunk Near St. Louis Riverfront, River Closure

By George Backwell
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Wreck buoy: File image

The Coast Guard informs it is responding with St. Louis Fire Department to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Mississippi River near the St. Louis Riverfront.

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report that the towing vessel Jim Marko owned by Osage Marine sank near the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge, with about 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board.

The Mississippi River is closed between lock and dam 27 and the Eads Bridge. Pollution responders from Sector Upper Mississippi and the St. Louis Fire Department are on scene.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident, and adds that there were no injuries reported.

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