US Coast Guard Assists Disabled Tug

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard Assists Disabled Tug US Coast Guard Assists Disabled Tug View post tag: News by topic The U.S. Coast Guard responded to reports of a disabled tug 18 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island, on 8th June. Watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, were notified at approximately 3:30 p.m., Sunday, of an engine fire aboard the 126-foot tug Viking.The vessel’s on board fixed fire-fighting system was able to extinguish the fire, leaving the vessel disabled with 10 people aboard.The owner of the tug dispatched two relief tugs to the scene. The Viking was able to restore their engines and are transiting to Buzzards Bay under escort by the tug Sebine.None of the ten people aboard the tug were injured, and no pollution was released as a result of the fire.[mappress]Press Release, June 9, 2014; Image: USCG June 9, 2014 View post tag: coast View post tag: Guard View post tag: Tug View post tag: Disabled View post tag: Naval View post tag: Assists View post tag: Navy View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img