Man Injured in New Bedford Barge Capsize

MV Times: A Tisbury Towing and Transportation barge capsized Monday afternoon [Nov. 26] in New Bedford Harbor, seriously injuring one man.

The vessel turned over “north of the Route 6 Swing Bridge” between 1:30 and 2:00 pm, New Bedford assistant harbormaster Brian Joseph told The Times. Joseph said he believed the barge was taking on aggregate material — sand or gravel — when the accident occurred, and was tied to a bulkhead with the tugboat Sirius nearby. The unidentified victim was taken by the New Bedford Marine Unit to Pier 3 and placed in an ambulance, Joseph said. 

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