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M/V Mississippi
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Length: 12:18

The M/V Mississippi is the largest diesel towboat operating on the Mississippi River under the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The working boat performs many duties including moving barges, equipment and supplies; serving as an inspection boat for the Mississippi River Commission (MRC); and being used as a "giant floating ambassador." Captain Pete Ciaramitaro and his crew take InFocus producer Jak Tichenor on a tour of the M/V Mississippi and discuss the risks of working on such a vessel. Retired Tow Captain Jack Knupp also joins Captain Ciaramitaro to reminisce the days working on board.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 439