Safety Zone 70NM E. of Albomarle Sound *HAZARD*

USCG FIFTH DISTRICT COMMAND CENTER/RCC NORFOLK HAS RECEIVED A REPORT THAT THE
UNLIT TUG LEGACY AND A 200FT BARGE ARE ADRIFT OFFSHORE FROM ALBOMARLE SOUND. THE
BARGE IS IN APPROXIMATE POSITION 36-11.2N 074-18.4W. THE TUG IS IN APPROXIMATE
POSITION 36-22.1N 074-09.2W. THE CREW HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE VESSEL.
THE VESSEL IS NOT LIT, BUT THE EPIRB HAS BEEN ACTIVATED. THE TOW LINE PARTED
FROM THE BARGE WHICH IS NOW DRIFTING AWAY FROM THE TUG AND ALSO HAS NO LIGHTS.
BOTH VESSELS ARE A HAZARD TO NAVIGATION. STAY CLEAR. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED
TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT AND REPORT ANY SIGHTINGS TO THE COMMAND CENTER AT
757-398-6390.

CANCEL AT//172330Z JAN 23//