Crew intentionally beaches barge as part of Va. pipe installation

(VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — A maritime construction crew intentionally ran a barge aground as part of a stormwater pipe project, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported. The plan was for a tug to beach the barge at exactly the spot where where the sloping beach meets a sand ramp. The cranes, bulldozers and other heavy equipment then would be able to lay the pipe from there.
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By Professional Mariner Staff