Crews work to remove collapsed containers from barge

Southeastern Coast Guard News
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Crews are working to remove collapsed containers from a barge at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The barge was carrying goods to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba when the containers collapsed.

The Coast Guard is investigating the incident that occurred off the Miami coast where five of 22 containers that fell into the water contained hazardous materials.

The initial story of the incident can be read here.

Crews work together to remove collapsed containers at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 6, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney)

Crews at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., work together to remove collapsed containers from a barge that was carrying goods to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 6, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney

Crews work together to remove collapsed containers at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 6, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney)

Crews work together to remove collapsed containers at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 6, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.

Crews work together to inspect a container containing hazardous materials at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 6, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney)

Crews inspect a container of hazardous materials at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that was removed from a barge carrying supplies from Jacksonville, Fla., to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 6, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.

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