Coast Guard re-opens Mississippi River

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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 5:10 PM by Caroline McDougall
Updated: Aug 13, 2014 5:10 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Mississippi River, re-open, oil spill, collision, IMTT, Gretna

NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard Captain re-opened the Mississippi River between mile markers 96 and 98 to all river traffic Wednesday afternoon.

The river shut down due to a two vessel collision and oil spill Tuesday near Gretna.

According to the Coast Guard, the Maltese-flagged vessel Flag Gangos lost control and collided into Liberian-flagged vessel Pamisos around the International Matex Tank Terminal.

Officials say a "Slow-Bell" or slow speed is still in affect near the terminal.

The Coast Guard is currently still investigating the cause of the incident.

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