Aug 14, 2014 17:18 Ship strikes tanker, barge docked on Mississippi River Ship strikes tanker, barge docked on Mississippi River BILL FULLER| Associated Press Aug. 14, 2014 Comments The Coast Guard said a ship lost power and steering and collided with another ship and a barge docked on the Mississippi River near New Orleans. Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Lally said the accident happened Tuesday night at a terminal on the river near Gretna. There were no injuries. Lally said the outbound Maltese-flagged vessel Flag Gangos struck the Liberian-flagged vessel Pamisos and the barge, both of which were moored at the International Matex Tank Terminals conducting transfer operations. The crew of a towing vessel was transferring fuel oil from the barge when the barge broke free, causing some oil to be discharged into the river from a hose. The hose was immediately shut off. The Coast Guard implemented one-way traffic around the terminal. The cause of the accident is under investigation.