Ship/ barge collision, Mississippi River near New Orleans
About 2 am today a ship travelling down river hit a barge carrying diesel. There are no injuries reported and details are sketchy but it it seems the barge was spilt and patially sank, the forward and aft ends are being*held in place by tugs. Some diesel spilled* so the river in the New Orleans area is shut down. This occurred out in the river near the Harvey Locks the wreckage seems to have drifted downriver and is near the New Orleans Bridge.*
*No word of damage to the ship or if the barge was moored* or in a tow, nor any reason for the collision, only that the ship's horn was sounding shortly before the "crash" was heard.
Details should be available later today.