Déjà vu: Another Tugboat Capsizes and Sinks at Memorial Bridge Project in Maine [VIDEO]

Mike Schuler
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October 25, 2012


A tugboat working on the Memorial Bridge replacement project on the Piscataqua River in Maine capsized and sank after being pinned against a barge in the strong current.

Two crew members who were on board the tug, known as the Benjamin Bailey, can be seen climbing through a window and jumping onto the barge on which it was pinned. Both men were not harmed in the incident.

The Benjamin Bailey is owned by Ken Anderson of Riverside & Pickering Marine Contractors of Maine.

The incident is eerily familiar to a February incident at the same site where a towboat owned by Seaward Marine capsized and nearly sank after the strong current pinned it against the Memorial Bridge. The towboat in that incident was the Miss Stacey and was rescued by a Moran tug.

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