Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tug Boat Fire St. Lawrence River
In the overnight hours of March 27, the 105-foot tug Patrice McAllister, en route from Toledo, Ohio to the East Coast, caught fire. Crews from the US and Canadian Coast Guards would respond just after 2 a.m. to find the vessel completely in flames and crew members in the water. The Chief Engineer, who was stationed in the engine room where the fire began, would suffer the worst injuries of the 6 crew members, later resulting in his death.