Tug, barge run aground in New Jersey

The U.S. Coast Guard commenced investigation into the grounding of a  tug and barge in the Atlantic Ocean near the Absecon Inlet in  southeastern New Jersey on Saturday.

According to the Coast Guard, personnel from Coast Guard Station  Atlantic City arrived on scene, but due to weather conditions, salvage  operations for the tug and barge had to suspended until Sunday.

The Coast Guard reports that the 77-foot tug 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 on the inlet.

No injuries or pollution have been reported.

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