East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire on a derelict boat in Newhaven.
The call was received at 9.26am on 17 June 2014.
Crews from Newhaven and Roedean attended the scene on the Northway/A259 near the bridge to Denton Island.
Crews found the barge was well alight and there was heavy smoke in the area.
Police and Coastguard were also called out and the A259 was closed.
Main jets were used to put the fire out.
One fire engine remains at the scene to ensure the fire is completely out.