The barge was reported to be leaking oil with small visible sheen in the water.
Responders were not able to identify any areas of recoverable oil. A sheen was observed from Pier 33 to the CSX railroad bridge. The source of the spill has been contained with no new reports of oil in the water.
The dredge is now re-floated with no visible damage. It is believed the dredge sank due to a rise in the water level coupled with a portion of the dredge pipe getting caught between the dredge and the pier.
â€œMariners in the area are to proceed with caution as the dredge line is still in the water and unlighted,â€ said Jon Grob, Sector Lake Michigan’s Chief of Waterways Management.
For additional information or media inquiries contact Lt. Bryan Swintek, Sector Lake Michigan Public Affairs Officer at 414-747-7106.