Grain barges caravan aground, Columbia river

One of four grain barges, pushed by tug SUNDIAL, ran aground near McGuire island, Columbia river, Oregon, USA, at around 1130 UTC Jan 27. all barges are in load, caravan was proceeding downstream. Barge sustained some damages, another tug is already on the scene, assisting SUNDIAL – understood barge was still aground as of 0415 UTC Jan 28. Strong wind reportedly, pushed caravan off the fairway.

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