Two rescued after tug strikes B.C. railroad bridge, sinks

(NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia) — Two crewmembers were rescued when their tugboat sank near Vancouver, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The vessel, which was maneuvering a barge with a second tug, struck a railroad bridge in the swollen Fraser River. The captain was able to swim to shore, and the second crewmember was rescued from the barge by the other tug.


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By Professional Mariner Staff