Tugboat Capsizes in Hudson

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Tugboat Capsizes in Hudson

Post by Flyers » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:55 pm


The tugboat HELEN PARKER capsized in the Hudson River on Thursday afternoon, the Fire Department said. Three people were rescued from the water, none of them seriously injured, and no one is missing, the Fire Department said. The boat went down off West 50th Street around 4:30 p.m. and began drifting downriver, a department spokesman said. Ramon Martinez, an engineer with World Yacht, which operates on Pier 81, said he saw the vessel partially submerged shortly before 5 p.m. He described the boat as “a small barge” being dragged south along the Hudson River by the current. The vessel dipped into the water on an incline, he said, and was turned over, revealing part of its bottom. “Then it disappeared,” he said.


This would appear to be a very small push tug that was designed so that it could be loaded on a trailer and moved to other locations.
Generally it has a crew of a about three.

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