Tugboat Sinks in Boston Harbor

Courtesy Photo. Capt. Doug Richmond, center, of the tugboat Emily Anne was rescued with two crew members after the 55-foot vessel sank in Boston Harbor Tuesday morning. Pictured with him are an unidentified member of the U.S. Coast Guard, at let, and Boston Harbor Pilot Association Capt. Joseph Maloney Jr., at right.
Courtesy Photo. Capt. Doug Richmond, center, of the tugboat Emily Anne was rescued with two crew members after the 55-foot vessel sank in Boston Harbor Tuesday morning. Pictured with him are an unidentified member of the U.S. Coast Guard, at let, and Boston Harbor Pilot Association Capt. Joseph Maloney Jr., at right.

Gloucester Times: A tugboat owned by a Salem [MA] business sank suddenly in Boston Harbor early Tuesday morning [Feb. 16], but the captain and 2 crewmembers were plucked from the icy waters by friends on a pilot boat that raced to the scene.

The Emily Anne is a 55’ tugboat belonging to North Shore Marine on Jackson Street. It sank shortly after 6:00 a.m. after suddenly taking on water from a breach in the hull.

The ship was captained by Doug Richmond and had 2 other crewmembers on board, according to Richard Stover, president of the Boston Harbor Pilot Association.

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