A construction barge sank in the Chicago River near the Randolph Street Bridge, Chicago. The barge was owned by a private construction firm being used for a private construction project. Witnesses state the barge seem to break-in-two before sinking. No reports of injuries.
The 57 foot long tugboat Bonnie G. Selvick capsized and sank on the Calumet River at Chicago, Illinois. The tugboat was attempting to make a turn near the 106th street bridge when it rolled over and capsized. The tug quickly filled and sank in the river. The two crewmen on board were able escape and swim ashore. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard was notified and deployed booms around the vessel to contain any pollution released.
- Coast Guard responding to capsized tug on Calumet River, near 106th St. Bridge in Chicago (uscgnews.com)
- Tugboat Capsizes Near 106th Bridge, Chicago (marinelink.com)
A 50 foot long barge sank on the Chicago River near the LaSalle Street bridge, Chicago, Illinois. The barge was being used in construction along the riverwalk when it suffered a leak. The water ingress was uncontrolled and the barge sank. No reports of injuries. Booms were placed around the sunken barge to contain any pollution. Divers were requested and will pump air and refloat the barge in a few days.
- Construction Barge Sinks In Chicago River (chicago.cbslocal.com)
- Construction barge sinks in Chicago River near LaSalle Street Bridge (abc7chicago.com)