The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard accepted a plan to allow salvage operations to begin on January 9 for the barges pinned against the McAlpine Dam on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. On December 25, a towing vessel, the Debbie Graham, was pushing 15 loaded coal barges upstream to two facilities in Trimble County when a barge hit the Clark Memorial Bridge, causing nine barges to break away and get pinned against the dam. Six barges were recovered, seven capsized and two remain afloat.
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