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White House, Army Corps weigh options to address low-water crisis

The Obama Administration and the Army Corps of Engineers said they are ready to consider multiple options to address the low water levels in the Mississippi River

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Survey: Mississippi River disruption would imperil 16K jobs in La., Ill., Mo.

American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council Inc. said a mid-December closure of Mississippi River barge traffic would place the region's economy at risk

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MarAd awards $1.5M to 3 marine alternative-fuel demo projects

The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced the first three recipients of its new demonstration-project funding to reduce marine emissions

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Kirby agrees to acquire Penn Maritime for $295M

Kirby Corp. said it agreed to buy Penn Maritime for $295 million in cash, stock and assumed debt to grow its Jones Act coastal fleet

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Engine-room fire burns Marquette tugboat at Port Arthur

An engine-room fire that took 12 hours to put out damaged a tugboat in the Intracoastal Waterway

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Barge industry requests federal declaration of emergency

Representatives of the inland river barge industry want a federal declaration of emergency to address low water levels in the Mississippi River

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Large fuel barge strikes submerged object in Columbia River

A barge containing over 1 million gallons of diesel fuel struck a submerged object in the Columbia River and is being evaluated for damage

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Public Radio tours one of Ingram's Mississippi River towboats

A Public Radio reporter featured the Ingram towboat R. Clayton McWhorter in a report about U.S. grain exports

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Grounded Alaska tug's rudder missing; boat may be leaking fuel

The U.S. Coast Guard said a sheen has been detected around the grounded tugboat Polar Wind, which has rudder and propeller damage

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Industry groups raise alarm on river water levels, hazardous rocks

Inland barge operators held a press conference to discuss the dire outlook for Mississippi River water levels and hazardous rock formations

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