Kentucky Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River remained closed Tuesday after a towing vessel carrying 4,100 gallons of diesel fuel capsized and sunk near it Monday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard was notified at about 10 p.m. Monday that the vessel Tom Bussler capsized at mile marker 15 on the Tennessee River.
The two crewmembers on board the sunken vessel were rescued by the towing vessel George Leavell, transferred to the Calvert City Landing and then taken to Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital, where they were reported in stable condition, the Coast Guard said.
There were no reports of any spilled oil on the water, according to Lexie Preston, a Coast Guard spokesperson. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit crew was on scene Tuesday.
Tuesday afternoon, there were four vessels, with a total of 45 barges in tow, waiting to pass through the lock. According to the Coast Guard, the sunken vessel's owner, McGinnis Inc., will develop a salvage plan for the Tom Bussler.
It is not known how long that effort will take, Preston said.