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Coast Guard: Tank barge emptied, moved after wreck

3 years ago February 21, 2012 Feb 21, 2012 Tuesday, February 21 2012 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:51:47 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a tank barge involved in a collision on the Mississippi River has been emptied and moved to a repair facility in Westwego.

The Coast Guard estimates that less than 10,000 gallons of oil spilled into the river after the barge pushed by the Clarence W. Settoon and a construction barge pushed by another tug collided on Friday about 50 miles upriver from New Orleans.

The collision tore a hole in the double-hulled tanker barge.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the accident.

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