Marine Log

USCG Photograph

October 17, 2006

Mississippi bulker collision
USCG Photograph

The U.S. Coast Guard yesterday responded to a reported collision between two bulk carrier vessels, the 712-foot Greek-flagged Zagora and the 737-foot Panamanian-flagged Torm Anholt, on the Mississippi River in the Kenner, La., bend.

The Coast Guard was notified of the incident at approximately 3:30 p.m., and dispatched two HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crews from Air Station New Orleans, a 41-foot rescue boatcrew from Station New Orleans and personnel from Sector New Orleans to investigate.

The Torm Anholt has a gash on its right side approximately 10-12 feet high by 6 feet long forward of the superstructure and approximately six to nine feet above the waterline.

A one-way traffic safety zone is in effect from mile marker 111 to 115.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution.

The Coast Guard will conduct an investigation into the incident.