3 Rescued as Tugboat Sinks off Point Judith. RI

The Coast Guard rescued three mariners after their tugboat began taking on water off Point Judith, RI, forcing them to climb aboard the 108-foot barge they were towing. The incident took place at around 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 25.

A Coast Guard Station Point Judith 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assisted in the rescue. By the time they arrived on scene, the tug was completely submerged and all three tug crewmembers were on the barge. The RB-M crew rescued the tug’s crew and safely transported them back to the station. No injuries were reported.

The weather on scene was five mph winds and three- to five-foot feet.

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Lyman Morse Seeks to Rebuild Camden Harbor Marina Facilities

Lyman-Morse is seeking a major redevelopment of its marina complex on Camden Harbor. The facility was damaged during a fire at the Rhumb Line restaurant this past June, forcing the company to conduct operations from trailers for the remainder of the 2020 season.

The proposed redevelopment would include an office, a second boatworks building, retail and additional office space for lease, a boaters’ lounge, a larger restaurant, and a distillery with bar. A new and wider boardwalk would improve public access to the waterfront. The damaged buildings would be demolished.

Thus far, the project has received support from many town residents and officials.