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Coast Guard responds to grounded tug

The Coast Guard responded Friday to a report of a grounded tug taking on water outside Horn Island Pass near the western side of Petit Bois Island off Pascagoula, Miss.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., received a report that the uninspected towing vessel Martha T grounded at approximately 4 a.m. with five people aboard while making its way inside the channel of Horn Island Pass.

The Martha T was pushing two empty red-flag barges. The barges are not grounded with the vessel. Though grounded, the vessel is not in any danger of sinking.

There are no reports of pollution, and the five people reported no injuries or medical concerns.

Click here for the full press release on the incident, including a photo of the grounded vessel.