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Tanker collides with water intake, no damage or spills reported


The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to what the agency is calling a vessel “allision” at mile marker 104.3 on the Mississippi River near New Orleans.

The Coast Guard said in a statement that the tanker Nordbay struck the Jefferson Parish water intake around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The vessel was heading to the New Orleans General Anchorage and while it was in-route, it then ran into the Governor Nicholls Street Wharf.

The vessel sustained a hole in the hull, which reportedly leaked ballast water.

While the Coast Guard says it was a Jefferson Parish intake, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni said no parish facilities were involved in the incident.

Yenni said the water intake involved in the incident serves Orleans Parish but is located in Jefferson Parish waters.

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts posted on this Facebook page that there was no damage to the water intakes.

“After visual inspection none of the water intakes in unincorporated Jefferson Parish have been impacted …,” Roberts wrote.

There are no reports of fuel or oil spills.

The incident remains under investigation.

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