Ast Legend

Ast Legend

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On May 21, the 28 meter long tugboat Ast Legend was blown ashore near Patenga, Bangladesh. The tug had been moored off Chittagong when Cyclone Roanu broke the anchor line. The vessel was quickly pushed ashore. No further details reported.

Last Stand

Last Stand

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The 42 foot long fishing vessel Last Stand sank off Cape May, New Jersey. The Last Stand was heading back to port when it was struck by the 78 foot long Tug Dean Reinauer.  The three crew on board scrambled into survival suits and abandoned into the vessel’s life raft. The vessel sank within minutes.  A Coast Guard  response boat arrived on scene and rescued the crew. No reports of injuries.  The incident is under investigation.

Emily Anne

Emily Anne

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On February 16, the 51 foot long tug Emily Anne sank in Massachusetts Bay off Deer Island, Massachusetts. The tug had suddenly sprung a leak and suffered uncontrolled water ingress.  The crew was able to send out a distress call before the three men abandoned ship and the tug sank. A nearby pilot boat came to their aid and rescued them.  No reports of injuries.  The Emily Anne was reported to be sunk in 40 feet of water. The Coast Guard has dispatched a team to monitor the site.