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Fatal Tugboat accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge

****** MAJOR TUGBOAT ACCIDENT CLAIMS THREE LIVES ******
At 5:20 am, Saturday, the Tugboat, “The Specialist,” veered off course hitting a moored construction barge on the Hudson under the Tappan Zee bridge. The tugboat hit the barge and sunk into the river within 10-15 minutes, our sources said.

There were three crew members aboard. The body, of the captain, Paul Amon, 52, of Bayville, NJ, was found was recovered within 40 minutes of the accident. The rescue/recovery team was pulled after an intense search because of very strong currents on Saturday.

Sunday morning the body of a 29 year old man, Timothy Conklin, was recovered and brought to shore. The third man has yet to be found. Authorities believe the third man to be Harry Hernandez, 59, from Staten Island.

Poor lighting conditions under the bridge along with heavy barge traffic could be factors in this incident. Teams are now trying to contain the 5000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Hudson.

More to follow as this story unfolds.
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Fatal Tug boat accident on the Tappan Zee

MAJOR TUG BOAT ACCIDENT CLAIMS THREE LIVES ****** At 5:20 am, Saturday, the tug boat, “The Specialist,” veered off course hitting a moored construction barge on the Hudson under the Tappan Zee bridge. The tugboat hit the barge and sunk into the river within 10-15 minutes, our sources said.

 

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