ITB Refloated

Tuesday, July 26, 2005
PORT ARTHUR, Texas - The 691-foot Integrated Tug and Barge (ITB) Mobile, which grounded about one mile south of the Sabine jetties Wednesday, was re-floated at 7:42 a.m. yesterday.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Port Arthur has been monitoring the salvage operation, which required the removal of approximately 3.8 million gallons of gasoline before the ITB could be floated free.

There have been no reports of injuries, pollution or damage to the vessel as a result of the incident.

The ITB is expected to depart for Port Everglades, Fla., later today.

The cause of this accident is under investigation.


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