USCG, USACE Coordinate Transit of Dredge Iowa

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River coordinated last Friday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis and Omaha Districts to provide for the safe transit of the vessel Tate Oglesby and its tow through St. Louis Harbor’s high water closure zone and the previously-closed Locks 27.

The vessel Tate Oglesby is towing the dredge Iowa and supporting barges essential to flood recovery efforts in the Omaha area to repair critical levees and reopen Interstate 29.

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed a portion of the Mississippi River May 2, including the St. Louis Port area, to all vessel traffic from mile marker 179 to 184 due to extremely high water levels and fast moving currents.

The Coast Guard and Army Corps managed risk by applying additional safety measures including ensuring assistance from harbor tugs through the harbor bridges.

As the vessel proceeded northbound to Omaha, through the closure zone, Sector Upper Mississippi River’s Command Center closely monitored the vessel’s movements, ensuring waterway and port safety.

After an unprecedented spring high-water season, it is critical that we facilitate recovery efforts in every way possible while managing public safety,” said Capt. Scott Stoermer, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River. “Our long standing government, agency and industry partnerships enable us to do so; this event being a prime example.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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