Container barge lost some 30 container en route from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico

Tug pushing container barge got caught in rough seas while en route from Jacksonville Fla. to Puerto Rico on the night Dec 29, 25 or 30 containers were lost, many remaining on board damaged. Tug turned back and returned to Jacksonville, on photos container barge in St. Johns River. Name of the tug unknown. See all photos full-scale



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