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Tug captain burned in fire

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago March 13, 2013 Mar 13, 2013 Wednesday, March 13 2013 March 13, 2013 12:06 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard released details late Tuesday about a tug fire near Lafitte.

The 47-foot tug Shanon E. Settoon collided with a pipeline while pushing an oil barge Tuesday evening. The collision caused a fire.

All crew members escaped, but the captain suffered second to third-degree burns a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

There are reports of oil in the water.

More will likely be released Wednesday.

Image: Coast Guard

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