Tugboats Collide On Mississippi River Near Westwego

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No injuries are being reported after the collision of two tugboats on the Mississippi River in Westwego.

Authorities say 14 barges were also involved in the incident last night that prompted the closure of a five-mile stretch of the river.

The Coast Guard is investigating the accident that involved the M.S. Dixie and DNR Bovine, the impact leaving the DNR with a five-foot hole in it.

All of the barges were recovered.

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