Red River Closed after Barge Grounding

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 27, 2016

The Red River was closed Sunday from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42, after a barge reportedly ran aground and was protruding into the channel near mile marker 41, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The river is closed to all vessels, and any request to transit the river prior to reopening shall be directed to Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River on VHF-FM Channel 16 for further information, the Coast Guard said.
The Red River Express is en route from Texas and is expected to be on scene late in the evening June 27, 2016 to lighter the barge so it can be safely re-floated.
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