Tug Gets Stuck Under NH’s Memorial Bridge
February 22, 2012
SeacoastOnline: Multiple emergency crews responded Tuesday afternoon to the Piscataqua River, after a tugboat taking part in the dismantling of the Memorial Bridge got stuck beneath the span and nearly capsized in a strong current.
There were reportedly two people aboard the vessel named Miss Stacy when it began listing to its port side at about 2 p.m. Owned by Seaward Marine Corp. of Virginia, the boat was partially submerged in the river.
Assistant Portsmouth Fire Chief Steve Achilles said the tugboat was moving a barge beneath the bridge when it got turned around by the current and became lodged underneath the span.
Workers on the tugboat were rescued by people on another vessel before emergency crews arrived, Achilles said.