Video shows fatal sinking of N.Y. tugboat


(TARRYTOWN, N.Y.) — The tugboat Specialist, one of three tugs escorting a barge down the Hudson River early on March 12, sank after it struck the corner of a construction barge moored under the Tappan Zee Bridge. A video of the sinking, recorded by a worker on the construction barge, was provided to Newsday by James Forde, the attorney for Specialist's captain, Paul Amon. Amon and the tug's two other crewmen died in the accident.

By Professional Mariner Staff