Tag Archives: Kentucky

Marrietta Hines

towboat

The tow boat Marrietta Hines with its 15 loaded coal barges allided with a bridge over the Cumberland River near Canton, Kentucky. The Marrietta Hines was headed upstream  when the second barge on the starboard side of the tow struck the pier of the Lake Barkley Bridge. The barge sustained damage and suffered water ingress. The Marrietta Hines pushed the damaged barge to shallow water near the bridge to keep it from sinking. The bridge was closed to traffic for an hour to be inspected for damage.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.

LST-325

The LST-325 went aground on the Cumberland River near the Lake Barkely Lock, Kentucky. The former World War II tank landing craft was headed to its home port of Evensville, Indiana from Nashville, Tennesee with 42 crew on board when it travelled outside the navigation channel going aground.  No reports of injuries or damage reported.   The Coast Guard arrived on scene and will evaluate the refloating of the vessel.   The LST-325 was deployed on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France.

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Tennessee Rocket Ship

The 95 meter long, 3950 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel MV Delta Mariner struck the Eggner Ferry Bridge over the Kentucky Lake, a section of the Tennessee River.   The Delta Mariner, loaded with booster cores used with Delta and Atlas rockets, attempted to pass under the bridge through a channel normally used by recreational vessels.  The bridge partially collapsed sending 20 feet of the span onto the vessel and into the water.  The bridge also suffered damage to its superstructure.  The Delta Mariner did not suffer any severe damage.  No one was injured during the incident.  The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.   

 
Delta Mariner
 
Delta Mariner
Delta Mariner
Delta Mariner
Delta Mariner
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The MV Delta Mariner typically loads booster cores at a Boeing plant in Decatur, Alabama and proceeds down the Tennessee River and Ohio River, then onto the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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