Crew rescued as tug sinks in British Columbia

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — A tugboat sank near Gibsons, British Columbia, on Tuesday, spilling a small amount of fuel in the water, CTV News reported.

Sheena M sank while working in Howe Sound, according to the Canadian Coast Guard. A local boat rescued the crewmembers, and no one was injured in the incident.

About 3 gallons of fuel spilled into the ocean, but officials don't think they can remove it because the sheen is so thin. Environmental responders deployed booms to prevent any additional spill from spreading into a sensitive creek in the area. 

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By Professional Mariner Staff