Mississippi reopened after tow boat sinks with 10,000 gallons of fuel

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Several people were rescued from a sinking towing vessel named the "Jim Marco" in the Mississippi. The rescue occurred just North of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

The US Coast Guard reports that the ship sunk with 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Traffic on the Mississippi River has been reopened between lock and dam 27 and the Eads Bridge. Pollution responders are on scene responding with the St. Louis Fire Department.

The vessel is owned by Osage Marine. The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

There were no injuries reported.




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