Three Rescued As Tug Capsizes off Liberty Island, New York Harbor

Some excitement in my neighborhood this morning. Three crew from the tug Katherine G were pulled from the water near Liberty Island in new York harbor, after the tug capsized at around 9:45 this morning. The men were rescued by the New York Police Department’s harbor unit and taken to local medical facilities. No serious injuries were reported. Thanks to Cynthia Drew for passing the news along.

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4 Responses to Three Rescued As Tug Capsizes off Liberty Island, New York Harbor

  1. I’ve never heard of a tug capsizing! How did this happen?

  2. Rick Spilman says:

    Hey Linda. Tug capsizes are not all that uncommon. Small vessels with large engines moving around much larger ships or barges. In this case, however, it turns out that the “tug” as described by the media reports was more like a motorized deck barge with spuds and crane on deck. Will over at the tugster blog calls it a “lift boat.” The NewYorkology blog notes that “The Katherine G, which has been identified as both a work barge and tugboat, ”

    See: Update: Capsize of the Katherine G off Liberty Island in New York Harbor

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  4. Thank goodness everyone got out safely!

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