US Coast Guard shuts lower Mississippi from New Orleans after oil spill

THE US Coast Guard has shut down a portion of the lower Mississippi River near New Orleans to vessel traffic after a Singapore-flagged cargo ship, the 27,659-dwt Pac Antares, hit a pier and began leaking diesel into the river.

No injuries were reported, and the leak was plugged after the geared general cargo ships vessel was towed to the Nashville Avenue Wharf. reported American Shipper.

Between mile marker 91 and mile marker 101 has been closed for investigation and cleanup on the river, said the USCG.

 

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