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  • Coast Guard investigating Mississippi River barge collision at New Orleans

    January 15, 2016 9:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard reports they are responding to a barge collision at mile marker 95 on the Mississippi River, close to the Crescent City Connection Bridge in New Orleans on Friday. Officials say a tow vessel named Lucia collided with barges located at Stone Fleet at... more »
  • Trinity barge manufacturer closing in Brusly Play Video

    August 26, 2015 4:13 PM

    BRUSLY - Barge manufacturer Trinity Marine Products said they plan to close their Brusly facility permanently next month, laying off all 283 of their workers. Workers said they learned of the layoffs on Monday. "I didn't believe it at first," said welder Cody Davis. "Then they handed me my... more »
  • Metro Council approves rezoning after Tubal Cain no show Play Video

    August 19, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Wednesday night to approve rezoning the location of a proposed barge cleaning facility along the Mississippi River south of LSU, a move to stop its construction. The 10-2 Metro Council vote comes after the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday recommended rezoning... more »
  • Crowd voices concerns with barge cleaning operation

    August 18, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People packed a hearing room at the Department of Environmental Quality Tuesday night, most to voice their opposition to a proposed barge cleaning facility south of LSU along River Road. People, holding signs with a community-organized social media slogan printed on the front, said they are concerned... more »
  • Rezoning recommended for barge cleaning site Play Video

    August 17, 2015 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Planning officials recommended Monday night that land in south Baton Rouge proposed as the site of a barge cleaning company should be rezoned so the company cannot build there. The East Baton Rouge Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-3 to recommend the action to the East... more »
  • Dirty barge cleaning emails Play Video

    July 30, 2015 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An email chain with foul language and offenses turned up in a public records request dealing with a controversial barge cleaning operation planned for south of LSU. Tubal-Cain wants to build its plant across the levee from Farr Park and neighborhoods. Since a WBRZ report about... more »
  • City leaders hope to re-zone property to kill barge project Play Video

    July 13, 2015 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two city leaders have promised to try and kill a barge cleaning facility from building along the river south of LSU by changing city zoning laws. Councilman John Delgado said he and Mayor Pro Tem Chandler Loupe will propose re-zoning the area across from Farr Park.... more »
  • Two vessel collision causes barges to break loose, bridge closure

    July 2, 2015 4:31 PM

    GRAMERCY - The Coast Guard said late Thursday, a collision between river towing vessels was responsible for some barges breaking loose and forcing a short closure of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Louisiana State Police said the U. S. Coast Guard closed the bridge on LA 3213 after 3 p.m.... more »
  • Investigation far from over in Houston oil spill Play Video

    March 28, 2014 6:03 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Houston-based barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into one of the nation's busiest seaports will be fined by Texas regulators, regardless of the outcome of state or federal investigations. Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the cause of last weekend's accident in... more »
  • People feel stuck after barge crashes into bridge Play Video

    March 2, 2014 5:49 PM

    GROSSE TETE - People in lower Iberville Parish feel stuck after a barge knocked out a bridge over the Intracoastal Canal. The barge struck the bridge Friday night near Grosse Tete. Now a typically 20 minute drive to cross the canal to Plaquemine will take more than an hour.... more »
  • Part of Miss. River still closed after oil spill Play Video

    February 24, 2014 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River is still closed Monday morning due to an oil spill. Crews are working to clean up oil from a barge that hit a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.The collision happened Saturday afternoon near Vacherie , 47 miles... more »
  • Oil spill closes part of Miss. River in Louisiana

    February 23, 2014 5:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River is closed until further notice while crews clean up oil from a barge that hit a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The collision happened Saturday afternoon near Vacherie , 47 miles west of New... more »
  • Rain-swollen US rivers stoke shippers' headaches

    May 31, 2013 11:55 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Heavy rains swelling the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are causing headaches for barge operators. Locks that are being closed along the Mississippi River could snarl barges headed from St. Louis to Minnesota, as well as southbound shippers trying to get to St. Louis and then to the... more »
  • Coast Guard: Spark from cleaning caused explosion

    April 25, 2013 11:43 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A crew that was cleaning fuel barges in Mobile Bay likely caused a spark the triggered an explosion and critically burned three workers. The explosion happened Wednesday night and it was extinguished Thursday morning. Coast Guard Lt. Mike Clausen says the investigation is continuing, but the spark... more »
  • Fuel barges explode, causing large fire in Ala.

    April 25, 2013 7:15 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A large fire that began with explosions aboard two fuel barges in Mobile, Ala., is finally out, after burning through the night. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said shortly before dawn Thursday that the cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters from Mobile... more »
  • Miss. River still closed after barges hit bridge

    April 22, 2013 9:10 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- The Mississippi River remains closed at Vicksburg as authorities work to determine whether a sunken barge was a navigation hazard. Coast Guard Lt. Ryan Gomez says an assessment is underway but it is uncertain when the river will reopen to ship traffic. Gomez says 233 barges are waiting... more »
  • Coast Guard: emergency ends where tug hit pipeline

    March 19, 2013 4:31 PM

    LAFITTE- An emergency situation near the Gulf of Mexico has ended, according to the Coast Guard. Last Tuesday, a tugboat and barge collided with a pipeline causing an explosion and a fire that burned for days. The four crew onboard the tug escaped, but the captain sustained second... more »
  • Barge separated from tug wreckage in La. bayou

    March 15, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a salvage company has separated a barge carrying tens of thousands of gallons of oil from the wreckage of a tugboat that struck a gas pipeline in a coastal Louisiana bayou, triggering a massive fire. Workers were monitoring the barge Friday to prepare... more »
  • Oil sheen spotted after barge collision on Miss. River

    February 15, 2013 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Coast Guard says a collision between two barges spilled less than 400 gallons of oil into the Mississippi River at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. No injuries were reported after one of the barges struck another that was offloading fuel at a transfer station Thursday night.... more »
  • Oil cleanup resuming at leaking Miss. River barge

    January 31, 2013 2:49 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Vessels are moving cautiously through a section of the Mississippi River where a barge is leaking oil as the Coast Guard tries to ease the economic impact of shutting down one of the nation's vital commerce routes. Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski says officials are allowing northbound... more »
  • Barges testing closed section of Miss. River

    January 30, 2013 11:08 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Coast Guard is letting southbound vessels pass through a closed section of the Mississippi River at Vicksburg to test how they will affect efforts to remove oil from a leaking barge. Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski tells The Associated Press a 16-mile stretch of the river remains... more »
  • Coast Guard: Barge leaked 7,000 gallons of oil

    January 30, 2013 7:03 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - With more than 50 vessels idling on the water for a fourth day, authorities say they still don't know when they will be able to reopen a stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed due to an oil spill near Vicksburg. Coast Guard Petty Officer... more »
  • Miss. River remains closed after barge accident

    January 29, 2013 6:14 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - The Coast Guard says nearly four dozen vessels are stacked up on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, awaiting clearance as crews work around the clock to clean up an oil spill. Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Lally told The Associated Press early Tuesday workers are skimming oily water... more »
  • Barge hits Miss. River bridge: Oil cleanup ongoing

    January 28, 2013 8:49 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Coast Guard says a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed to barge and ship traffic as cleanup crews with booms work to remove an oily sheen near Vicksburg after a barge with 80,000 gallons of oil hit a railroad bridge last weekend. Coast Guard... more »

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