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Monday, July 23, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard Responding to Barge Fire on Mississippi River

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 25, 2018

Accumulating water from firefighting causes barge to begin sinking.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard reported late last night that it was responding to a sinking barge near the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans, LA.
 
Coast Guard reports have the barge moored at a fleeting area, and was ablaze at Mile Marker 105 on the Mississippi River. Beyond this, and as water accumulated during firefighting efforts, the barge - loaded with scrap cars - began to sink.
 
As of approximately 2100 hours CDT last night, no injuries had been reported.
 

Reporting by Karen Rodrigues 

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