Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Three ships were involved in a collision on the Mississippi River near Algiers Tuesday afternoon as a storm system moved through the area. The accident happened near the shore but did not cause any damage to the levee.
Three ships were involved in an accident in the Mississippi River."One ship hit another and it did get close to the shoreline," said Jerry Spohrer, executive director of the West Jefferson Levee District. But Spohrer said it didn't look like the ships even got into the batture. The Coast Guard said a ship broke free of its mooring and slammed into two other ships and some barges.