Science

Loose Barges Running Amok On The Ohio River

Loose Barges Running Amok On The Ohio River”

Officials said 27 barges broke free from Jack's Run Mile 4 on the Ohio River and are against the Emsworth Locks and Dams where operations are now suspended.

One barge lodged at the back channel dam, and another was reported to have passed through the Dashields Dam downstream before being retrieved.

The barges were two miles up river from the Emsworth Locks and Dam when they broke loose around 6:45 a.m. Saturday.

Pusher boat operators and the Coast Guard chased around 40 barges that broke loose... and floated by themselves down the Ohio River. Some of the barges were empty, others were carrying coal and cement.

At Emsworth, photos released by the Corps Pittsburgh District office Saturday showed covered barges up against the dam structure. The three other barges that went over the dam were still floating down the Ohio River. There are no reports of significant damage to Emsworth Lock & Dam and no environmental concerns from pollution.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


14 January 2018
Hollywood Bowl Group (BOWL) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Liberum Capital
The Company provides power solutions, including alternating current (AC)-direct current (DC) power supplies and DC-DC converters. IMI plc designs, manufactures, and services engineered products that control the precise movement of fluids worldwide.

14 January 2018
Reinvented Ranger pickups will move Ford into midsize truck market
Virtually every body panel and a significant portion of what's underneath the skin has been revised for the North American market. It will exclusively house a new version of the company's 2.3-liter EcoBoost four, though we don't know the output yet.

14 January 2018
Kenyan striker Michael Olunga scores hat-trick in Girona romp
Olunga has played a meagre 136 minutes in five games and the three goals against Paco Jemez's are all he has so far. Girona have now moved joint 9th with Getafe on 26 points, though the latter have a superior goal advantage.

14 January 2018
Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan 'open to Borussia Dortmund return'
Mourinho has admitted that Manchester United can not buy their way to the title because Manchester City's lead is too big. It doesn't matter the prestige, the status. "Blind in the sense that this player is untouchable, this can never be sold".

14 January 2018
AMD will fix DX9 issue that stopped older games working
After installing Adrenalin, some users noticed that some DX9 titles like the Command & Conquer series and The Witcher were buggy. Yet, all games will eventually reach the end of the road for popular support - even on PC, the backwards compatibility champion.

14 January 2018
20-year-old Mega Millions victor claims $451 million jackpot in Florida
The American added he has taken a crash course in financial management and feels "fortunate to have this incredible wealth". Mr Missler said he had a feeling he could win on the night of the Mega Millions draw, says a press release.

14 January 2018
Survivors, coastguard say dozens of migrants missing off Libya
There has been a surge in attempted crossings in recent days, with dozens more migrants feared to have drowned over the weekend. The two other migrant boats were found off Zawiya, west of Tripoli .

14 January 2018
Rosenqvist leads Formula E championship after Marrakesh win
Felix Rosenqvist made a late pass on Sebastien Buemi to win the Marrakech ePrix on Saturday and take lead in the overall standings .

14 January 2018
Ciechanover Sells 2200 Shares of Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (ATRA) Stock
Moreover, Metropolitan Life Ins Com Ny has 0% invested in Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATRA ) for 30,941 shares. Bridger Limited Liability Corporation invested in 1.64% or 1.65M shares. $64,438 worth of Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc .

14 January 2018
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) PT Raised to $35.00
David Rodriguez increased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (BAC) by 55.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The fund owned 19,628,386 shares of the financial services provider's stock after selling 862,168 shares during the period.