(NEWSnet/AP) — A barge operator believes it has found a sunken barge in the Ohio River near Pittsburgh, one of 26 that floated downstream during weekend flooding.

Crews used sonar to locate an object in a stretch of river north of the city. Campbell Transportation Company said it presumes it to be its missing barge.

The river remained closed to maritime traffic as the company works to salvage the barges.

Cmdr. Justin Jolley, of the U.S. Coast Guard’s marine safety unit in Pittsburgh, said Tuesday that after the object in the river is confirmed to be the missing barge, “we’re hopeful we can reduce the security zone to that area and allow traffic to resume.”

Seventeen of the barges are secure. Seven remain positioned against Emsworth Locks and Dam and one is pinned against the Dashields Locks and Dam, the company said.

Gary Statler, the company’s senior vice president for river operations, said there is a recovery plan in progress for all affected vessels.

“(It) will be implemented when safe for the recovery workers, barges and the public,” said Gary Statler, the company’s senior vice president for river operations.

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