British Columbia

Tugboat sinks in Georgia Strait

A large tugboat sank in Georgia Strait Monday morning. No crew members were hurt.

An 18-metre tugboat sank in Georgia Strait Monday morning.

An 18 metre long tugboat sank near Sand Heads, B.C. (tide-forcast)

An 18-metre tugboat sank in the southern Georgia Strait, just west of Vancouver, Monday morning

The Rescue Co-ordination Centre confirms the Harken 10 sank off Sandheads, near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal around 5 a.m. PT.

Officials said no one was hurt and the crew managed to climb into an aluminum boat that was being towed behind the tug.

According to the rescue centre, the crew members had arrived safely in Chemainus, on Vancouver Island, by 7 a.m.

The cause of the sinking has not been determined.

Canadian Press

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