Coast Guard responds to tugboat collision with old Bonner Bridge

Posted at 7:10 PM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 11:14:09-05

OREGON INLET, N.C. – A tugboat ran up against the old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet Sunday morning, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

According to the Coast Guard, the allision was reported at 11:09 a.m. between the bridge and the tugboat Miss Bonnie.

The tugboat is currently semi-submerged, the Coast Guard said. All eight people aboard the tugboat returned to shore safely and reported no injuries.

No pollution was reported.

The allision’s cause remains under investigation.