Tug & Barge Beached at Brigantine Jetty

Brigantine tug barge
Brigantine Jetty Mishap

Tugboat towing a dredging barge lost power on Saturday, Feb 20 in heavy seas off Atlantic City & Brigantine. Swells and 25mph winds beached the drifting tug and barge on the Brigantine side of Absecon Inlet.

The 77-foot tug, Miss Katie was towing the 135-foot barge, heading to the Great Egg Harbor Inlet.

No injuries or pollution were reported, according to the Coast Guard.

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