Oil Barge Strikes Dredger Equipment

The 123 foot tug Cochise towing the 357 foot barge Morro Bay struck dredger equipment in the Colubmia River near Westport, Oregon.  The oil barge was in ballast and no pollution was released.  The tug and barge continued to Astoria where both are awaiting inspection.  The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.

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