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  • Barge captain drowns in a Terrebonne Bayou

    March 10, 2014 4:35 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A barge captain from Labadieville drowned after falling from a boat in a remote Terrebonne Parish bayou. The Terrebonne Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 54-year-old Arthur Scott Anderson. The Houma Courier reports that the Sheriff's Office received a call about 1 a.m. Saturday from workers... more »
  • Iberville bridge closed after barge accident

    March 4, 2014 10:59 AM

    GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - State highway officials have closed the La. Highway 77 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway after a barge slammed into the bridge over the weekend. Rodney Mallett with Department of Transportation and Development tells The Advocate there is no timeline to reopen the bridge. He says... more »
  • Farmers Sue Barge Co. For Damaging Leland Bowman Locks

    February 7, 2012 10:43 PM

    Roughly 45 Acadiana farmers are filing a lawsuit against a barge company for damaging the Leland Bowman locks in the Mermentau Basin. They are claiming that the damaged locks are letting too much saltwater into their farmland and hurting agriculture. Crawfish, rice and cattle are all in jeopardy this... more »
  • Barge hits New Orleans bridge

    October 27, 2011 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Chef Menteur Pass bridge in New Orleans is closed after a barge hit the structure Wednesday. The Coast Guard says a cement barge being towed by the Shannan C and Portier I struck the bridge about 11:15 a.m. The accident has closed the waterway indefinitely... more »
  • Barge Hits Lock; Saltwater Intrusion Expected

    October 13, 2011 1:58 AM

    Farmers in western Vermilion Parish are bracing for saltwater intrusion, which could threaten crawfish and rice yields in the months ahead. The intrusion is expected because of damage at the Leland Bowman Lock outside of Intracoastal City, which was hit by a barge on September 30th. "It's not too... more »
  • Sunken Barge Finally On Its Way Out of St. Mary Parish

    August 11, 2011 7:10 PM

    It's been plaguing St. Mary Parish for over a year now, a two thousand ton barge stuck in the middle of the Charenton Navigational Canal. But Thursday the barge is finally on its way out. "It's been 15 months and 12 days since this barge has been in this... more »
  • Bayou Chene Barge Here to Stay?

    July 25, 2011 6:42 PM

    What was supposed to be a temporary fix to hold back fold waters in St. Martin and St. Mary Parish may become permanent. Parish officials want the Bayou Chene barge to stay put. St. Martin Parish President, Guy Cormier, said, "I would venture to say 75 to 80 percent... more »
  • Landry Calls Corps of Eng. "Inept" in Case of Sitting Barge

    March 29, 2011 11:43 PM

    It's been almost a year since an oil rig barge capsized in the Charenton Canal in St. Mary Parish, and today it's still there. Now parish and state leaders say they're fed up with the problem. The enormous 2,000 ton vessel has sat on it's side right in the... more »
  • Sunken Barge Update in St. Mary Parish

    July 7, 2010 1:57 PM

    Salvage Operations on the partially sunken Drilling Barge in the Charenton Navigation Canal will begin at 1830 hours on Wednesday July 7, 2010 and continue until Sunday Morning July 11, at 0630 hrs. That means that NO VESSELS (Commercial or Sportsmen) WILL BE ALLOWED TO PASS THAT AREA. The... more »

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