Ships collide on Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS - An investigation is underway following a multiple-ship collision on the Mississippi River just outside of New Orleans.
The Coast Guard received a report that a Maltese-ship lost power and steering near Gretna. It collided with another ship and barge that were docked at the International Matex Tank Terminals.
One of the ships was transferring fuel oil from the barge at the time of the accident. Oil started pouring into the river when the barge broke free, but the hose was immediately shut off.
The Coast Guard says crews deployed boom in the area once they arrived. They are now investigating the accident.
No injuries were reported.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Star Wars fans turn out in force for latest movie premiere
Mike Edmonson won't respond to allegations of wrongdoing but believes he was...
Will Wade and the Tigers host shopping spree for area kids
Two shot in iPhone sale gone wrong Thursday morning
Jury finds Jace Crehan guilty of murder in 2015 vigilante-justice killing