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Coast Guard responds to partially sunken tow vessel on Intracoastal Waterway

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JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

The Coast Guard responded Sunday morning to a tow vessel which partially sunk in the Intracoastal Waterway near Barataria.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said the “Ally Kat” partially submerged at mile marker ten. The vessel discharged approximately 200 gallons of oily bilge water. A boom was placed around the tow vessel to contain the discharge.

Officials say there were about 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board, however, none has leaked.

Traffic along the Intracoastal Waterway will not be affected, according to the spokesperson.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division is investigating the incident.

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