Crews are working to keep oil inside a tow boat as they try to pull it out of the Mississippi River in LeClaire.
The 144 foot boat sank on Nov. 25th after it began taking on water. Officials say the boat ran aground somewhere upstream, damaging the hull.
Crews have lifted the stern of the boat and surrounded it with a boom to contain any potential oil leaking from inside.
Divers were in the water Monday checking for holes. One Coast Guard official says this can be a dangerous process.
They’re focusing on safety for workers, the community, and wildlife.