Barge breaks loose and crashes into docks in North Jacksonville – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A barge freed itself in the St. Johns River near Blount Island on Wednesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast.

USCG said the barge collided with private docks and no injuries were reported.

The tugboat Steven Wayne recovered the barge and Mayport Station provided a safety zone during the recovery, USCG said.

Action News Jax’s Stephanie Bennett spoke to a man who witnessed the crash and captured it on video. She will be speaking to him at 5 a.m. on CBS47 and FOX30 Action News Jax.

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