Posted: Feb 21, 2012 7:51 AM
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.