Barge breaks away from harbor


GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH)– An 100 foot long barge broke away from the Stamford Harbor Thursday and became grounded on rocks in Greenwich.

Greenwich police say they received a notification from Stamford that a barge had broken free from the mooring inside the Stamford Harbor break wall. It then entered Greenwich waters and became grounded on rocks that are 200 yards south of Shoreham Club Road.

barge-removalThe barge is 100 feet long and 40 feet wide.  It’s been determined that the barge is associated with the Rubino Brothers Scrap Yard.

The Stamford marine unit and the barge owner were able to get three tugboats en route to recover the barge from the rocks. The barge was recovered at high tide which was 1:30 PM Thursday afternoon.

Thornton Marine from New York is performing the salvage and making repairs in hopes the barge will re-float for removal at evening high tide.

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