Category: Missouri Maritime News

Injured Worker Dies in Hosptial After Barge Strikes His Johnboat Near St Louis

Posted in Barge Accidents,Missouri Maritime News on October 25, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO. — A man who was injured and tossed into the Missouri River when his johnboat was struck by a barge Wednesday, Oct. 23, has died Thursday morning. The victim was identified as Rodney “Rocky” Stumo, 51, of Rolla, Mo., who ws pronounced dead at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital… read more

Barge Worker Hit in Head by 55 Gallon Oil Drum Dies in Missouri Bridge Accident

Posted in Barge Accidents,Jones Act,Missouri Maritime News on June 14, 2013

BRIDGETON, MO. — A construction worker reparing a barge connected to the Blanchette Bridge rehabilitation project, was killed on Monday, June 10, after being hit in the head by a 55 gallon of oil. According to Lt. Colin Fogarty with the U.S. Coast Guard. the worker was repairing a barge with a crane that had… read more

Barge Accident: 14 Barges Break Away, Spilling 300 Gallons of Crude Oil into Mississippi

Posted in Barge Accidents,Maritime Accidents,Missouri Maritime News on May 3, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO. — The coast guard reports that hundreds of gallons of oil have spilled into the Mississippi River after a barge accident on early Friday morning near Alton, Missouri.

Hundreds of Barges Break Loose from the Port of St. Louis; Ten Barges Sink in Mississippi River

Posted in Barge Accidents,Missouri Maritime News on April 23, 2013

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO — According to the coast Guard, a total of 114 barges broke loose Sunday night, April 21, from the Port of St. Louis where the rushing Mississippi caused more than a hundred barges to break free causing the J.B. Bridge to shut down temporarily. A total of 10 barges sank… read more

Barge Worker Dies Trying to Rescue Family on the Mississippi River Near Downtown St. Louis

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Missouri Maritime News on July 9, 2012

St. Louis, Mo. — A barge worker was killed Tuesday night on June 12, after attempting to rescue a family whose small bass boat got hung up on a group of barges and stranded them in a marooned fishing boat on the Mississippi River near downtown St. Louis.

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

Eric Holder Announces Independent Audit of BP Gulf Oil Spill Claims Fund

Posted in Alabama Maritime News,BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Government,Gulf Coast,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Law,Maritime Lawsuits,Mississippi Maritime News,Missouri Maritime News,Texas Maritime News,World Maritime News on July 21, 2011

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder has annouced Wednesday, July 20, that an independent audit will be performed on the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of the BP oil spill.

Eads Bridge Shut Down Temporarily Due to Barge Accident

Posted in Barge Accidents,Mississippi Maritime News,Missouri Maritime News on July 5, 2011

ST. LOUIS, MO – A barge accident occurred on Friday, July 1, which caused the Eads Bridge to be shut down temporarily. The bridge was shut down shortly after two a.m. and reopened around 4:40 a.m., after investigators said it was safe.

Mississippi River Bridge Barge Accident Shuts Down I-155

Posted in Barge Accidents,Missouri Maritime News,Tennessee Maritime News on May 9, 2011

DYERSBURG, TN – A barge struck a pier on the Mississippi River Bridge on May 3, 2011 amidst record high water levels Dyersburg is located in Dyer County, Tennessee in the western part of the state on the border with Missouri about 75 miles northeast of Memphis.

Barge Hits MLK Bridge in St. Louis; No Injuries Reported

Posted in Barge Accidents,Missouri Maritime News on December 1, 2010

ST. LOUIS, MO – A barge accident occurred on the Mississippi River when a barge hit the Martin Luther King Bridge on Monday, November 29th. The accident occurred at approximately 2:10 am. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident. “The barge was coming down through St. Louis and struck the bridge. Four… read more