Sunken Rhode Island barge surfaced as salvage efforts near completion

BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard, in coordination with Donjon Marine, Clean Harbors and partner agencies oversaw the surfacing a barge that sank Oct. 31, 2011, directly under the Newport/Pell Bridge in Newport, R.I., Monday. The construction barge is owned by Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. and was being used as part of a major painting operation on the Newport/Pell Bridge. After several weeks of coordination...

Newport Bridge salvage operations continue for sunken barge

NEWPORT, R.I. — A unified command that is coordinating the interagency response to a barge that sank on October 30th beneath the Newport/Pell Bridge completed its review of an underwater assessment of the barge and has contracted a company that is capable of the complex operation that will be required to salvage the barge. The construction barge was supporting an on-going painting operation on the...