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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Feb 1, 2016 11:21 AM CST

Maybe it's time to rename the Mississippi River "The Barge Graveyard" as another barge sank on Jan. 26. The river was closed at Mile 120 near Destrehan, Louisiana, to Mile 134 near Reserve, Louisiana.

According to reports, two tugs collided and caused a tank barge to capsize as the strong current from high water still is a hazard to tows moving barges.

On Jan. 27, the Louisiana Maritime Association (LaMA) released this statement: "The Coast Guard is reducing the closure to MM127-MM129. Additionally, the Coast Guard is opening the river to one way shallow draft traffic between MM127-MM129; traffic shall ...

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