2 Tugboats Collide, One Sinks off Kennebunk, Maine
February 23, 2018
According to Seacoast Online, the Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a tug collision that occurred on Feb. 21, some 3 miles south of Kennebunk and is monitoring the site where one of the stricken vessels sank.
The collision involved the 40’ tugboat Helen Louise, which collided with the 80’ tug Capt. Mackintire as the former was towing the latter. The Coast Guard rescued 2 crewmen aboard the Helen Louise after the reported the accident. No injuries were reported, but the Mackintire sank as a result of the collision.