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Two Vessels, Tug and Barge, Beached in Brigantine

Posted on March 16, 2016

By Kevin C. Shelly, Philly Voice

A tugboat towing a dredging barge to a job off Ocean City lost power Saturday in heavy seas off Atlantic City.

Swells of five to seven feet and winds of about 25 miles per hour beached the drifting tug and barge on the Brigantine side of Absecon Inlet. The inlet divides the island city of Brigantine from Atlantic City, the northern end of Absecon Island known as the Marina-district of the city.

Coast Guard Operations Specialist Katherine Zanickrowsky said a commercial salvage vessel would attempt to refloat the beached vessels Sunday morning around 7:30 a.m., at high tide.


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