Tug and Barge Aground After Power Loss


By MarEx 2016-02-21 14:52:15

A tug and barge ran aground after a loss of power in the Atlantic Ocean near the Absecon Inlet, New Jersey on Saturday.

The 77-foot Miss Katie experienced a loss of power and ran aground north of the Absecon Inlet, and the 135-foot barge drifted and ran aground on the south side of the north jetty.

Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard have evaluated the situation, but due to weather conditions, salvage operations for the tug and barge have been suspended until Sunday.

No injuries or pollution have been reported.