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Crews Begin Lifting Submerged Towboat out of River

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Crews at the site of a partially submerged towboat in Le Claire, Ia., started lifting the vessel out of the Mississippi River Sunday. 

The Stephen L. Colby reportedly struck an object this past Monday, causing the vessel to sink, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Since then the Stephen L. Colby Response Unified Command has been working to clean up the fuel that had been leaking from the boat that is estimated to have been carrying about 90,000 gallons of fuel.

In a news release, the U.S. Coast Guard said response crews have recovered approximately 88,601 gallons of oily-water mixture from the vessel and about 49,635 gallons of oily-water mixture from the river.

Salvage operations to recover the boat began Saturday. The process is estimated to take anywhere from a few days to weeks. However, a damage controlman with the Coast Guard said Sunday's successful test pull on the boat means the salvage operation could be shortened by a few days. 

Meantime, the cause of the accident is still under investigation.