Incident Video of The Week – Tug ‘Aries’ sinks in Bering Sea

Mike Schuler
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July 5, 2011

Last week we brought you news of the tug Aries that sank in the Bering Sea.  Master of the Aries and good friend of gCaptain, Captain Doug Pine, put together this video he shot after climbing aboard the barge he was pulling and subsequent rescue of him and his crew by the USCG.

On June 26, 2011, the Tug Aries sunk in the Bering Sea, about 109 miles East of St. Paul Island. After the crew managed to get from the sinking tug to the barge they were towing, Captain Doug Pine pulled out his iPhone and began taking footage of the rescue. All four members of the crew were safely rescued by the USCG. The Aries was a 68-ft tugboat owned by C&K Marine and was towing a barge bound for Nome, AK when she sunk.


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