Tug with barges still aground, USA

Tug MISS ODESSA with 6 hopper barges loaded with rocks, ran aground on Atchafalaya River near Berwick, Louisiana, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

It happened on February 2. One of the barges broke in two during refloating attempts, the rest of barges and tug didn’t suffer damages.

It is known, that the tug and barges were still aground, refloating operation being under way. Tug traffic in the area reportedly suspended, a number of tugs can be seen upstream and downstream from grounding site.