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Tugboat, Barge Removed From South Florida Beach



South Florida – According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a tugboat and barge that ran aground a South Florida beach have been removed.

On Saturday, the tugboat was towed to Port Everglades for inspection and repairs, and the cause of the grounding was still under investigation, the Coast Guard said in a tweet.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there was no pollution from the vessels’ fuel.

On Thursday night, the vessels ran aground at Deerfield Beach, just south of the Boca Raton Inlet. Four people were aboard the vessels, and no injuries were reported.

A section of the beach that had been closed was back open on Sunday.

“The Barge and Tug have been removed, and all of the Beach is officially back open!” the City of Deerfield Beach tweeted.



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