KINGSTON, NEW YORK – An injured tugboat crew member was rescued by the Coast Guard and local first responders near Kingston NY on Tuesday, January 4.
The crew member, who was working as an engineer aboard the tugboat, Barbara McAllister, reportedly suffered a leg injury and was stuck in the engine room while en route to Albany, N.Y., in the Hudson River.
Coast Guard Sector New York’s Search command center dispatched the cutter Wire to Kingston, where the crew took on members of the Kingston Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services to assist in the rescue.
After successfully getting the engineer aboard the Coast Guard cutter, the injured man was brought to Kingston Point, where he was transferred to local EMS for additional treatment. The cutter Wire is homeported in Saugerties, N.Y.
Published by tugboat injury lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP