Jay Luhr Allision
The 168 foot long towboat Jay Luhr allided with a Railroad Bridge near Thebes, Illinois on the Mississippi River causing all 25 barges loaded with rock to break loose. Twenty four barges have been recovered with one still in the waterway. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.
- Barge mishap shuts segment of Upper Mississippi River (reuters.com)