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St Johns South Jetty Barge Grounding

Jacksonville, FL | 2021-Mar-23

Initial Notification: On March 23, 2021, The barge Bridgeport grounded 1 nm south of the entrance channel to the St Johns River. Early reports received indicate the barge was holed and was taking on water. The barge is unmanned and has 930 gallons of diesel fuel onboard for operation of machinery. The cargo onboard is reported to be 28 million pounds of fly ash (also 14383.53 short tons or 28757060 pounds). The USCG has a CG Cutter on scene to maintain a safety zone. One tug ist onscene and another is enroute. It is reported that the pilot will not allow inbound or outbound shipping until the barge is removed. Salvers are enroute.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Latitude (approximate): 30° 22.56′ North
Longitude (approximate): 81° 27.11′ West