K-Sea barge runs aground on sandbar at mouth of Tampa Bay

(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — A K-Sea fuel barge ran aground on a sandbar at the mouth of Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Newspapers Web site reported. The tug Yankee was moving the double-hull barge from Houston to Tampa when it got stuck on the sea bottom. The location is near Egmont Key. The Coast Guard is working with local environmental officials and other tugboats to try to dislodge the barge.
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By Professional Mariner Staff