Patrice McAllister Fire [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

Here is a collection of photos sent to us by the crew of the tug Bowditch, the rescue tug that arrived on scene to the burning Patrice McAllister Tuesday on Lake Ontario. Master of the Bowditch explains the grisly scene upon their arrival: Patrice was still smoldering, abandoned and adrift when we got there. It took two hours of cooling/reflash suppression before we could … [Read more...]

Fatal Fire Breaks out on Great Lakes Tug [UDPATE]

UPDATE: We are saddened to report that the injured crewmember, the boat's chief engineer, died in a Toronto hospital Wednesday morning.  The man, along with the five other crewmembers, have not yet been identified. Original: A mariner is in critical condition after suffering severe burns after the 105-foot, US-flagged tugboat, Patrice McAllister, caught fire in the Canadian … [Read more...]