BARGE FROM HAITI SINKING OFF MIAMI
(WPEC - CBS12.com)
MIAMI - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca responded to a sinking barge approximately 10 miles east of Miami Monday afternoon.
The crew of a 94-foot tug boat towing a 270-foot barge notified the Coast Guard that they were experiencing fuel problems and later became disabled and adrift.
The cutter Seneca arrived on scene and took the tug in tow.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback and a Coast Guard Air Station aircrew also arrived on scene to monitor the situation.
The barge, which has 33 empty containers on deck, was believed to be taking on water.
A commercial tugboat arrived on scene Tuesday morning to relieve the cutter Seneca of its tow.