Towing Vessel Sinks

Coast Guard is supervising the salvage and pollution response operations of a sunken 56-foot towing vessel Justice in the Mississippi River at Mile Marker 161.5 near New Orleans. The cause of the sinking is still under investigation.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that Justice began taking on water and sank around midnight. Three people aboard the tow vessel were able to get off before it sank.