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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 investigation.

The UC consists of the Coast Guard, Ingram Barge Company, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


Published 07:22 PM, Tuesday Apr. 18, 2017
Updated 12:08 PM, Wednesday Apr. 19, 2017

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