Tugboat Sinks

April 7, 2012  

The tugboat Altro Donna sank after alliding with a piling near Commodore Dock in Marrero, Louisiana with three crewmembers onboard.  

According to the U.S. Coast Guard report, at approximately 12:10 a.m Friday a call came in that Altro Donna collided with a piling and sank while transiting downbound pushing eight empty red-flag barges. The Altro Donna reportedly had an estimated 11,500 gallons of diesel fuel and 52 gallons of lube oil. All three crewmembers disembarked safely before the vessel sank.

No injuries were reported and the river remained open following the incident.