New York: A tugboat captain died and three crew members were rescued by the US Coast Guard on Saturday just off Long Island when their vessel sank in a storm.
The tugboat Sea Bear went down just off Fire Island.
The body of the ship’s captain, Donald Maloney, was found three hours after the coast guard had been alerted of the accident. The three rescued men were treated for hypothermia
The vessel had been working at Moriches on a dredging project and was heading back to its base in Bayonne, New Jersey, when disaster struck. The ship was owned by Wittich Brothers Marine.