Skip to Content

Coast Guard responds to tug boat, barge run aground in Boca Raton

By Taylor Lang

Click here for updates on this story

    BOCA RATON, Florida (WPBF) — The Coast Guard is responding to a tug boat and a barge that ran aground Thursday in Boca Raton.

Officials said there were four people on board when the tug boat ran aground at about 8:45 p.m. No injuries have been reported.

WPBF 25 viewers sent in pictures of the barge Friday morning.

Shoreside operations are happening Friday morning to remove oil and fuel, which will help to stop any pollution that could cause risks to the area.

A safety zone is in place for the site. South Beach between Deerfield and the City of Boca Raton will be closed until further notice, with the closure from Osceola Drive to the Deerfield Pier potentially closing into the weekend.

The investigation into the grounding is ongoing.

Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.

Article Topic Follows: CNN - Regional

Jump to comments ↓

CNN Newsource

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content