Coast Guard establishes safety zone around sunken Boston Harbor tug

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(BOSTON) — The Coast Guard has established a safety zone Tuesday after the 55-foot tugboat Emily Anne sank east of Deer Island on Tuesday morning.

The safety zone encompasses part of the North Channel and prohibits transit of deep-draft vessels.

The South Channel remains open and may be used by vessels that may safely navigate it.

Plans to locate the vessel were canceled Tuesday due to weather restrictions. Attempts to locate the vessel will resume Wednesday morning.

If you have any questions, please contact the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center at 617-223-5757.

By Professional Mariner Staff