Sailor dies in Toronto hospital after tugboat fire
The U.S. Coast Guard says a sailor injured in a tugboat fire on Lake Ontario has died.
Six people were aboard the U.S.-flagged Patrice McAllister when it caught fire while travelling from Toledo, Ohio, to a port in New York state early Tuesday.
The boat's chief engineer, whose name isn't being released by the Coast Guard, died today in a Toronto hospital.
The fire on the 32-metre vessel happened in Canadian waters southwest of Kingston, about 10 kilometres from Petrie Point.
The other five members of the crew were taken off by a Canadian Coast Guard boat.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and U.S. maritime safety authorities.