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Tug capsized on Fraser River

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Tug capsized on Fraser River
14 August 2018 - 22:14
The 'George H. Legtor' capsized in the Fraser River between Vancouver and Richmond on Aug 13, 2018, around 11 p.m., just east of Vancouver International Airport. There were four crew members aboard the vessel and all were rescued by the crew on the nearby tug 'Westview Chinook'. The capsized vessel was part of a gravel tug-and-tow operation, but it was not towing a barge at the time. The vessel was about three-quarters submerged and has been secured to pilings. The ship had a maximum capacity of 22 tons diesel. Booms and absorbent pads have been placed around the vessel by the Coast guard and Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, the organization responsible for responding to oil spills along the B.C. coast. The Western Canada Marine Response has been retained by Ledcor, which operates the tug, and about 15 bags of the absorbent pads have already been collected. The pads were put in place when there a light sheen on the water but he it was impossible to tell how much diesel they soaked up There was a crane on site and divers have already been down to see the tug and they have been down again to assess how it may be lifted. Report with photo and video: https://www.ctvnews.ca/ca...
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