Coast Guard responds to adrift barges in Salem River near Rt. 49 bridge

Coast Guard responds to adrift barges in Salem River near Rt. 49 bridge
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard responded to two empty barges adrift Sunday in the Salem River, near the Rt. 49 bridge. Local police contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia, at about 10 a.m. and reported the tugboat, Eric R. Thorton, which was pulling two empty barges, ran aground about one mile down-river from the Rt. 49 bridge. After the tugboat ran aground,...