COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Work crews will wait for high tide Tuesday night to remove two work barges that ashed up on the beach in Naples Monday night.
The barges are sitting in inches of water in the area of Lowdermilk Park.
According to Naples Harbormaster Roger Jacobsen, the first barge, a 200-footer carrying 300 tons of rock, was being towed from Marco Island to Doctor's Pass in Naples when bad weather caused cables to snap. The barge was pushed by waves onto the beach.
A 2nd smaller barge and push boat arrived to to help, but failed electronics resulted in that barge washing ashore near the first barge.
Workers on the barges safely made it to shore unharmed.
The company that owns the barges, EarthTech, is planning on trying to remove them Tuesday night around 11pm.