Crews work to remove grounded tug and barge in Norfolk, two rescued

Posted at 3:44 PM, Nov 13, 2012

The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded 26-foot tug and 60-foot barge near Ocean View in Norfolk.

The Coast Guard was notified at around 9 a.m. that the construction tug and barge were aground with two people aboard.

The Virginia Beach and Norfolk Fire Departments responded to assist the crewmembers aboard by providing first aid and transport to an awaiting ambulance crew.

The barge is carrying dredge equipment.

The cause of the grounding is under investigation, and there are no signs of pollution officials say.