Tug Sinks in Gulf of Mexico

Crosby Commander
file photo

By The Maritime Executive 2017-05-29 21:08:44

One person is missing and three others have been rescued after a Crosby Tugs tug boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana on Monday.

The U.S. Coast Guard and good Samaritan vessels are searching for the missing person approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander was taking on water with four people on board. Three were able to evacuate to a life raft before the vessel sank and were rescued by the good Samaritan vessel Andi Nicole.

The 85-foot Crosby Commander was built in 1978 and is owned to Crosby Tugs in Louisiana.

The cause of the incident is under investigation