USCG responds to grounded container vessel in Mississippi River
The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a container vessel that ran around near mile marker 81 of the Mississippi River, USCG said on Friday.
Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at 3:20 a.m. that the Liberian-flagged container ship, the Belita had run aground near 12-mile point, at mile marker 81 of the Mississippi River.
Sector New Orleans vessel traffic service has placed a one-way traffic restriction in the immediate vicinity of the grounded vessel.
There are no reports of pollution or injuries. The cause of the incident is under investigation.