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Sunken vessel in Mississippi River near New Orleans

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Posted: Mar 8, 2013 7:22 AM
Updated: Mar 8, 2013 7:22 AM
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NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is supervising salvage and pollution response operations on the Mississippi River near New Orleans into a sunken towing vessel.

The 56-foot towing vessel, Justice, started taking on water and sank just after midnight Thursday.
The vessel was carrying over 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 100 gallons of lube oil.

Boom has been deployed and the Coast Guard is monitoring any impacts. Water is being monitored, so far no impacts and none are expected.

The incident is under investigation.

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