By Associated Press - Friday, March 20, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two cargo ships collided on a foggy Mississippi River near the Chalmette Battlefield down from New Orleans.

The U.S. Coast Guard says no injuries or pollution resulted from the Friday morning collision involving the Heranger, a general cargo vessel, and the Costas L, a bulk carrier.

Chief Warrant Officer Adam Floyd says the Heranger’s anchor got caught in the mooring line of the Costas L about 7:40 a.m. He says the Coast Guard is still investigating the incident.

WVUE-TV reports ( ) a spokesman with the Port of New Orleans says the Heranger was entering anchorage when it lost power. It then drifted into the Costas L which was moored at the Chalmette buoys. The spokesman described the damage as minor.

The collision did not affect navigation on the river.


Information from: WVUE-TV,

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