Tugboat, crewboat, barge run aground along Virginia shoreline

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a grounded barge and boat near the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Friday.
Crew of the vessel Cape Charles contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders at approximately 11:45 p.m. Thursday to report the Skanska-owned barge 1208, the tug boat Ranger and crew boat Cape Charles going aground in the sand.

The company Skanska refloated the barge and boats and towed them into Little Creek Inlet.

Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

No injuries or signs of pollution have been reported.

By Professional Mariner Staff