The Pushy Sank
The 26 foot long tugboat Pushy sank off Long Island, New York. The tug was towing a 125 foot long barge when it was struck by a 10 foot swell. The tug sank parting the towline and sending the barge adrift. The three crew on board the Pushy were rescued by the nearby tug Susan Miller. The barge washed up on a sandy beach at Atlantic Beach, Long Island. The single crewman on the barge was lifted to safety by a NYPD helicopter. The barge had equipment and materials bound for a nearby shipyard.
- 125-Foot Deck Barge Ends Up On L.I. Beach After Tugboat Sinks (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Tug Sinks After Separating from Barge Off New York (gcaptain.com)
- Tug and barge separate, barge goes aground and tugboat sinks off New York’s South Shore (uscgnews.com)