The 30 meter long tugboat Justice suffered a leak and sank in the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Louisiana. The three crew on board were unable to control the water ingress and had to abandoned ship. The tug sank with 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board leaving a small sheen on the water. No reports of injuries. Divers were able to plug fuel vents to prevent any further pollution being released.
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