What? Ships collide and spill oil???? Two vessels collided on the Mississippi River near LaPlace early Friday morning, creating an oil spill and forcing the closure of a portion of the waterway, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard received a report at 1:58 a.m. that the vessels collided at mile marker 139. Collision on Mississippi River leaves oil spill near LaPlace, closes portion of waterway | NOLA.com And this was on the calm Mississippi River! And yet idiot Obama/supporters WANT 1 million barrels going by Ship to China!!!