BOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) - Crews have hauled away a barge and tugboat that washed ashore in Boca Raton.

The barge was towed by the U.S. Coast Guard to Port Everglades for inspection on Saturday.

Crews began removing fuel from a tugboat that had been pushing the barge. It was released and taken to Port Everglades on Sunday.

The vessels were chartered by the U.S. Navy to bring munitions, fuel and other supplies to a base on Andros Island in the Bahamas.

The Coast Guard received a distress call Thursday night in Deerfield Beach after the tugboat began taking on water.

Four people on board were rescued.

The cause of the grounding remains under investigation.

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