Container ship runs aground on Mississippi River
POYDRAS, La. (AP) — Traffic restrictions on the Mississippi River have been lifted after a container ship that ran aground was back underway, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Saturday.
The container ship, called the Belita, ran aground around 3:20 a.m. Friday near mile marker 81 near Poydras, close to the Plaquemines Parish and St. Bernard Parish lines. The ship hit a rock-like structure along the shoreline called a riprap, the Coast Guard said.
What caused the accident remains under investigation.
Petty Officer Lexie Preston said the grounded ship was back underway as of 3 p.m. Friday.
No injuries or signs of pollution as a result of the accident were reported, Preston said.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
As Pac-12, Big Ten cancel, Sankey is 'Comfortable' with SEC's approach to...
West Baton Rouge Schools reopening today
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey discusses likelihood of fall season
First day virtually back for students in EBR parish
Pointe Coupee Parish students return to class virtually and in-person
LSU AD releases statement as conferences debate canceling college football season
SEC adds Vanderbilt, Missouri to LSU's 2020 football schedule
DD Breaux speaks on her legacy at LSU
SEC presidents approve plan for 10-game, conference-only football schedule
SWAC moves fall sports, including football to the spring