Barge, crane overturn and sink in Alabama’s Mobile River

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge and crane that sank in the Mobile River, Thursday. Personnel at the Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., command center received a report at approximately 6 p.m., from the motor vessel Mary Sue that a barge and crane had turned over and sank in the river near Pinto Island, Ala., half a mile south of the Interstate 10 bridge.
Coast Guard investigators are working with the Army Corps of Engineers to find the exact position of the sunken barge and crane.
A Safety Marine Information Broadcast has been issued and there are no navigation restrictions at this time.
There are no reports of injuries or pollution.
The incident is under investigation.
By Professional Mariner Staff