The USCG received the report for the troubled tug from a vessel nearby on Sunday, 1100.

The eight crewmembers onboard the tug returned safely to the shore, assisted by a nearby vessel.

For the time being, the tugboat is semi-submerged and leans up against the Old Bonner Bridge, whereas local sources report that the owner of the tug is considering a salvage plan.

The factor that caused the tug to allide remains unknown, and is under investigation.

Yet, some early reports state that a barge broke away in a storm and allided with the bridge, and the tug may have followed suit and partially capsized in strong currents while attempting to recover it.

The possibility that the bridge has sustained any damage remains controversial due to the fact that the bridge is undergoing demolition work.

 

See also

  1. USCG begins investigation into three tugboats sinking
  2. USCG responds to three tugboats sinking on Illinois River