Breakaway Barges Corralled In Baton Rouge

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The Coast Guard is continuing to investigate after a tugboat lost control of about half the barges it was pushing on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge.

The incident happened yesterday when, for unknown reasons, 12 of the 26 barges transporting soybeans broke away from the tug.

WBRZ News 2 reports the crew managed to corral the breakaway barges and pin them against the banks of the river.

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