Tug Delta Captain sank off California

April 16, 2013 at 23:36 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

The Coast Guard received a distress called from the tug Delta Captain at 2:55 p.m. Aprl 13 13 and immediately launched rescue crews and rescue helicopter, reported USCG San Francisco. Tag sank in pos 36 18N 122 11W area, 12 nautical miles west of Californian coast, some 90 nm south of San Francisco. The rescue helicopter crew located the survivors of the Delta Captain and deployed a rescue swimmer to hoist them aboard.  All four were transported to shore in Monterey. There were no reports of injuries. The tug Delta Captain sank while towing a barge.  Two tugs were sent to the scene to tow the barge.  Tug Delta Captain sank off California

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