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Damaged lock forces Mississippi River closure; 455 barges delayed

Lock 27 at Chain of Rocks Canal was closed for five days for emergency repairs, delaying an estimated 455 barges

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Newspaper: Congress must fix funding for inland waterways

The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper published an editorial calling for Congress to agree on legislation to fund the inland lock and dam infrastructure

Web Bulletin 2012

U.S. Coast Guard, Transport Canada to conduct joint vessel inspections on Seaway

Transport Canada and the U.S. Coast Guard will conduct joint port-state-control vessel inspections in a pilot program on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway

Web Bulletin 2012

Port of New Orleans operations fully return to normal after Isaac

Officials with the Port of New Orleans said all operations have returned to normal after the Hurricane Isaac-related disruptions

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Coast Guard eases barge draft restrictions on Mississippi River post-Isaac

Hurricane Isaac dropped enough rain in the Mississippi River basin to allow the Coast Guard to ease barge draft restrictions

Web Bulletin 2012

Tanker strikes Baltimore coal dock, injuring one person

The tanker Wawasan Ruby struck and seriously damaged the CSX Curtis Bay coal terminal dock, injuring one CSX employee

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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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After Isaac, Coast Guard assessing ports, waterways, navigation aids

The Coast Guard is inspecting ports, waterways and aids to navigation in the aftermath of the storm in Louisiana

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Coast Guard cites, fines recreation boaters blocking deep-draft channels

The U.S. Coast Guard has cited and fined four pleasure boaters who impeded deep-draft ship traffic in navigation channels

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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

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