Sailing barge gets stuck under a bridge

Rail traffic was stopped for four hours after a sailing barge became trapped under the a rail bridge adjacent to the Sheppey Crossing. Svitzer Morag was tasked with getting the vessel, SB “Repertor” clear. In an effort to avoid further damage to the barge, towropes were secured at both the bow and the stern of the casualty before the barge was successfully pulled clear. 20 Sep 13

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