The 21 meter long tugboat Sea Bear sank off Fire Island, Long Island New York. The Sea Bear was returning to New Haven, Conn. from Shinnecock Inlet when the tug began to take on water. The crew was just able to make a distress call to the Coast Guard before the vessel sank. The four men on board were forced to abandon ship into the water. Three men were in survival suits and were later rescued. The master of the vessel perished in the cold water as he was not wearing a suit. The 3 survivors were treated for hypothermia. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
- Tug Sinks off Long Island; One Dead, Three Rescued (marinelink.com)