A coal barge went aground on the Monongahela River near Brownsville, Pennsylvania pushed by the towboat Francis J. Blank. The Francis J. Blank was proceeding down river with three barges when one struck bottom and began to leak. The towboat pushed the leaking barge onto the river bank to prevent it from it sinking. River traffic was halted while another barge was brought to the scene to lighter the coal. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
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