After more than two weeks stranded along the Mississippi River in LeClaire. The Stephen L. Colby is on its way to St. Louis.
The towboat is attached to another towboat, heading South. We're told the 154 foot vessel hit something in the river November 25th. It took on water and partially sank, causing thousands of gallons of oil to leak into the river. The spill has been cleaned up and several holes were patched before the big move.
"Responsible parties, coast guard, everyone is pretty excited to have it done and over with. It's been a lot of work, but we had a really good outcome," said Lt. Kody Stitz, U.S. Coast Guard.
Investigators from the Coast Guard and the NTSB are still looking into what happened.
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