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SFI 41; River mile 43.7, Mississippi River, Missouri

River mile 43.7, Mississippi River, Missouri | 1985-Nov-24

Initial Notification: On the morning of November 24, 1985, the M/V Jimmie L and its tow, the SFI 41, struck the Thebes Railroad Bridge at mile 43.7 on the Mississippi River. The barges broke free, and began to drift. The barge SFI 41 struck a bridge span pier, rupturing two of the starboard cargo tanks, spilling 16,300 barrels of number 6 fuel oil into the river. The SFI 41 was later retrieved by the M/V Charles Southern and pushed into the riverbank at mile 30.8. The Captain of the Port (COTP) Paducah, Kentucky, was the On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) for the incident. USCG district 9. Keyword: Gulf Strike Team (GST), containment boom..

Incident Details
Products of concern:No. 6 Fuel Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 685,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 20.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 30.00′ West