One dead, 2 missing after tug strikes Tappan Zee Bridge construction barge

Authorities say tug Specialist sank; search underway

 

(YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.) — One crewman was killed and two others are missing as a result of a tugboat accident this morning on the Hudson River, the Journal News newspaper reported. Authorities said the tug Specialist collided with a construction barge at the Tappan Zee bridge and sank. The sunken tug is operated by Specialist LLC, based in Montauk, and was part of a three-tug flotilla transporting a crane barge from Albany to Jersey City, N.J. The other two vessels, Trevor and Realist, tried to render assistance but were unsuccessful.

Click here to view the newspaper's story and photos and to access video of today's search-and-rescue response.

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