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Barge that ran aground in Connecticut is removed


GREENWICH — A 120-foot-long runaway barge that grounded off the Connecticut shore for two days has been towed away for repairs.

Greenwich Harbormaster Ian MacMillan says the barge was removed from the Rocky Point jetty in Long Island Sound at about 1:30 a.m. Friday and towed to a repair facility in Staten Island, New York.

The barge was moored in Stamford Harbor and had no cargo when it slipped its moorings Wednesday morning and drifted into the jetty in Greenwich. Police told the Greenwich Time that they believe the cause was stormy weather.

The barge is believed to be owned by a metal recycling company.

The U.S. Coast Guard oversaw the salvage. A diver made temporary repairs to a crack before it was towed away.



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