Tugs collision, 3 missing, sulfuric acid vapor release, Mississippi

Tug COOPERATIVE SPIRIT at around 0530 LT Jan 26 collided with tug CREPPEL, which was pushing 2 barges laden with sulfuric acid, near 123 mile mark, Luling, Mississippi river. Tug CREPPEL sank after collision, 1 crew rescued and 3 went missing. Tug COOPERATIVE SPIRIT was badly damaged, one of barges with sulfuric acid was also damaged, releasing an unknown amount of acid vapor into the air. A number of responsible agencies are responding to accident consequences.

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