Category: Illinois Maritime News

Ingram Barge Company Says They Did Not Cause City of Marseilles Flooding Along Illinois River

Posted in Barge Accidents,Illinois Maritime News,Maritime Accidents on May 23, 2013

The Ingram Barge Company currently have two lawsuits being filed against them in Illinois state court, that allege the barge incident on April 18, 2013, caused the flooding of the city of Marseilles. Ingram said they believe these suits to be entirely without merit.

Shipping Resumes On Mississippi River After Barge Accident Closed Lock Near Granite Illinois

Posted in Barge Accidents,Illinois Maritime News,Maritime Accidents on February 7, 2013

ST. LOUIS — Shipping has resumed on an important stretch of the Mississippi River Wednesday, Feb. 6, after this week’s closure of Lock and Dam 27 near Granite City, Ill. Speedy repairs were made to the lock that was damaged as a result of a barge accident that damaged a gate on an auxiliary lock… read more

Traffic on Mississippi River Starts to Move Slowly After Barge Accident Repair

Posted in Barge Accidents,Illinois Maritime News,Mississippi Maritime News on September 21, 2012

GRANITE CITY, ILL. — The drought and low water continue to hit inland barge operators hard. As of Thursday, nearly 63 boats and 455 barges were on hold up and down the Mississippi River waiting to pass.

Tour Boat Slams Into Dock on Chicago River, Nine Injured

Posted in Illinois Maritime News,Maritime Accidents on August 8, 2012

At least nine people were injured Monday after a crowded tour boat slammed into a dock on the Chicago River, according to Chicago Fire officials.  

Illinois Barge Worker Injured After Line Breaks Free

Posted in Barge Accidents,Illinois Maritime News on June 5, 2012

A barge deckhand in Illinois was injured Monday afternoon after a line broke free at Lock and Dam 13 located on the upper Mississippi above the city of Fulton, the Clinton Herald reports. In a telephone interview Tuesday, the Clinton Herald spoke to the Lockmaster John Mueller who confirmed that around 4 p.m. on Monday,… read more

Barge Worker Falls to His Death While Working on Mississippi River Bridge Building Project

Posted in Barge Accidents,Illinois Maritime News,Missouri Maritime News on April 5, 2012

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL. – The body of a barge worker who fell into the Mississippi River while working on a bridge-building project on Wednesday, March 28, was recovered by search teams the following day. According to East St. Louis Police Chief, Michael Floore, divers found the body of 35-year-old Andy Gammon of Park Hills,… read more