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Coast Guard Investigating Collision Involving Tug and Barge and Pontoon Boat in North Carolina

Mike Schuler
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November 4, 2020

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The U.S. Coast Guard is investigation a collision involving a 94-foot tug and barge and a pontoon pleasure boat in North Carolina’s intracoastal waterway.

The collision took place Tuesday in the vicinity of the Emerald Isle High-Rise Bridge. Two people on board the pontoon boat entered the water.

The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast to mariners in the region and dispatched two boat crews.

One individual was reportedly removed from the water by the crew of a commercial salvage company that was nearby, and another reportedly rescued by a good Samaritan. Both individuals were brought to shore where they were met with awaiting emergency medical services and transferred to Carteret Health Care hospital.

This incident is under investigation.

The Coast Guard is urging that anyone with information that could assist the Coast Guard’s investigation,, including photos or videos, to contact Lt. Lisa Fanning at (252) 247-4522 or [email protected]

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