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On a recent day, a Murray American towboat named the John L. Rozance pushed nine barges loaded with 10,000 tons of coal 10 miles up the Monongahela River.
And across Miami, towboat operators are being flooded with calls for help with vessels that Irma sent well below their waterlines.
The towboats are now pushing up to 42 barges each, six wide, seven deep.
That’s a hope that the barge industry has touted for decades, without clear examples that towboat traffic dramatically changes the dynamics.
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