A barge and tug boat got stuck

2011.9.30- barge and tug got stuck.jpgA barge and tug boat got stuck in the Intracoastal Waterway at Fox Cut north of Flagler Beach this morning after running aground and destroying a dock.

The barge got stuck at 3 a.m. and when the tide rose the boat was able to be on its way after noon.

The U.S. Coast Guard investigated to see if the barge created hazard, which would have required the Coast Guard to issue an advisory to boaters, a spokeswoman said.

Flagler County sheriff's spokeswoman Debra Johnson said it was an empty fuel barge on its way to Jacksonville.

Robert Santacroce, who lives in Painters Walk north of Flagler Beach, said he heard a loud noise about 3 a.m. today andrealized something large was stuck.

"I knew it was something big," Santacroce said. "It had taken out my neighbor's dock and it's up on Island Estates. It would have taken a bridge out if it had hit a bridge," Santacroce said. "It's a huge barge and a huge tug."

Source: Daytona Beach News Journal