Tug, barge run aground near Absecon Inlet

The 77-foot tugboat Miss Katie and the 135-foot barge it was towing ran aground near the Absecon Inlet Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. The tugboat lost power and its towlines fouled in the propellers causing the two vessels to drift and ground.

The 77-foot tugboat Miss Katie and the 135-foot barge it was towing ran aground near the Absecon Inlet Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. 

PHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is investigating two ships Saturday, which ran aground in the Atlantic Ocean near the Absecon Inlet.

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

The 77-foot 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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