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Coast Guard reports several ship groundings, barge strandings along Mississippi River

The Coast Guard said the Mississippi River has reopened to vessels smaller than 250 feet, although there have been ship groundings and barges stranded along the riverbanks

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Isaac to boost water levels in Mississippi River, aid navigation

Mariners said Hurricane Isaac could end up helping navigation because it will raise water levels in the drought-plagued Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2012

Mississippi River, industrial canal cleared of vessels as hurricane approaches

The Coast Guard said it would close the Mississippi River, and all vessels were being cleared from the river and industrial canal as Hurricane Isaac approached

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Foss to build 3 Arctic tugs, expand hiring at Oregon shipyard

Foss Maritime said it will build three Arctic-class tugboats at its Rainier, Ore., yard, which will be expanded and will hire more workers

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Coast Guard reopens stretch of Mississippi River while dredging continues

Amid nonstop Army Corps dredging, the Coast Guard was able to reopen the Mississippi River after low water delayed about 100 vessels this week

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Box ship needs to drop anchor to avoid collision with Navy tugs

Pilots and officers aboard the containership APL Oman narrowly avoided a collision with Navy tugboats by dropping anchor

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Report: Idled Mississippi River fleet costs industry $1M per day

The low-water closure in the Mississippi River has idled about 100 vessels, costing the industry $1 million per day

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Coast Guard closes 11-mile stretch of Mississippi River due to low water

The Coast Guard said an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River is closed to navigation near Greenville, Miss.

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Great Lakes Towing tugs refloat grounded bulk carrier at Soo

The Great Lakes Towing Co. says two of its tugs refloated the Paul R. Tregurtha

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Grounded 1,000-foot coal ship in St. Marys River has been refloated

The 1,000-foot coal ship that ran aground in the St. Marys River, blocking the channel, has been refloated

Web Bulletin 2012
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