Tug crewman missing, possibly fell overboard during smoke break

(JASPER, Ala.) — A 34-year-old tugboat deckhand is missing, and authorities suspect he may have fallen overboard during a smoke break, the Birmingham News newspaper reported. The incident happened overnight Thursday on the Black Warrior River. The tug was en route to the Gorgas Steam Plant, and helicopters are searching the area.
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By Professional Mariner Staff