Coast Guard re-opens Mississippi River
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.