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.
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
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.
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.
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
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