Coast Guard Gives Update on Sunken Tow Boat
By West Kentucky Star Staff
COLUMBUS, KY - The Unified Command continues to
respond to a sunken vessel along the Mississippi
River near Columbus, KY.
Aerial assessments 70 miles down river
and shoreline assessments 6 miles down river have been conducted and
crews observed no signs of pollution. There are currently no restrictions to
commercial or recreational vessel traffic due to the incident.
Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley
watchstanders were notified Monday of the vessel Todd Brown sinking
along the right descending bank of the Lower Mississippi River.
The Todd Brown has approximately 17,500
gallons of diesel fuel, 150 gallons of lube oil, and 150 gallons of
hydraulic oil on board.
SWS Environmental Services is on scene
monitoring the situation and boom has been deployed to mitigate a
pollution release. The cause of the incident is under
The UC consists of the Coast Guard, Ingram Barge Company, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.