RIAC – LOCK 19 – Potential delay in opening!!
BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) – The Corps just informed me of a potential delay in the opening of Lock 19. The March 3rd opening is in currently in jeopardy due to the discovery of a manufacturing defect of the newly installed hydraulic cylindars that open / close the lower mitre gates. Installing the old hydraulic cylindars is an option but will take time.
Full details and the impact to the opening are not fully known. A repair plan and timeline are currently being developed.
RIAC will keep industry updated as we know more.
Casey M. Herschler
Canton Marine Towing Company