The 23 meter long, 189 dwt towboat Todd Brown partially sank on the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky. Details of the sinking have not yet been reported, but the vessel had over 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel along with hydraulic oil and lube oil on board at the time. An environmental response team is on site and has placed a boom around the vessel. No details yet reported if pollution has been released, but Kentucky and Missouri authorities along with the Coast Guard are engaged in monitoring the situation.
The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.