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Barge Breakaway on the Mississippi River

April 6, 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is responding to an allision and barge breakaway on the Mississippi River at mile marker 43.7 near Thebes, Ill., Wednesday.
 
Tow vessel Michael G. Morris allided with the Thebes Railroad Bridge at mile marker 43.7, causing the 30 barges it was pushing to breakaway, the Coast Guard said. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
 
The incident has resulted in the Coast Guard having to close the Mississippi River from mile markers 30 to 44 after the.
 
Additionally, a barge has reportedly struck a barge from another tow vessel, and one containing soybeans is sinking.

 

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