Coast Guard responds to grounded barge, boats near Little Creek, Va.

5th Coast Guard District NewsPORTSMOUTH, 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.

No injuries or signs of pollution have been reported.

Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

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