Chalmette ferry collides with barge

Published: Oct. 26, 2012 at 7:45 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 at 7:45 PM CDT
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Photo from St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office
Photo from St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office

The Chalmette Ferry will remain out of service for the rest of Friday after a late morning collision with a barge near the river's east bank.

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office sent news media a photo of the ferry following the collision.  A caption for the photo reads, "Passengers, some out of their vehicles, wait to be allowed off of a ferry boat at the Chalmette dock about 10:45 a.m. Friday after the boat reportedly lost power crossing the Mississippi River and grazed a docked barge before stopping at the ferry dock. Several passengers said they were shaken up in the incident but none required being taken to a hospital, officials said.

CCC Police say the ferry has been out of service since about 10:18 a.m., and it will remain out of service for the rest of the day.