Tag Archives: Kentucky

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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Double Allision at Calhoun Dam No. 2



View of the Calhoun Lock and Dam #2

The towboat Gentry B pushing four empty barges on the Ohio River struck the Calhoun Lock and Dam No. 2. causing the barges to partially break free.  Later the same day, the 102 foot long towboat Hazel pushing four barges loaded with coal struck the Calhoun Lock and Dam No. 2 causing all four barges to break free.  Three barges became stuck on the dam while the forth barge went over the dam resulting in the barge having water ingress.   Workers were able to pump out water from the waterlogged barge.  They transfered the coal off the barges to allow the barges to be pulled away from the dam to the shoreline.   An inspection of the barges will be done before they continue down the river.   No reports of injures or pollution being released. 

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Barge Strikes US 41 Twin Bridges

The 120 foot long towboat Yvonne Conway was proceeding downstream on the Ohio River with 12 empty barges when one of the barges struck the pier of the northbound bridge located between Henderson, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana.   The impact caused 7 of the barges to break free, but later recovered.   Traffic on the bridge was stopped for several hours until an inspection team inspected the bridge for damage.  An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the Coast Guard.  

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