- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) - Coast Guard officials say a tugboat and a barge it was towing have both run aground off the coast of southern New Jersey.

No injuries or pollution issues were reported in the incident.

But salvage operations for the tug and barge have been suspended until Sunday due to weather and tide conditions.

Officials say the 77-foot tugboat lost power Saturday and ran aground in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Absecon Inlet. The 135-foot barge drifted and ran aground on the inlet’s south side.


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