TSB investigating tugboat sinkings

A portion of the tug boat LCM 131 (white) sticks out of the St. Lawrence River next to a barge after capsizing around 9 p.m. June 22, 2015. This was the second tug to go under trying to position the barge for work on the north channel bridge. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Cornwall to look into the sinking of a couple tugboats along the city’s waterfront.

The Lac Manitoba capsized Monday afternoon and then another tug was sunk about five hours.

They were trying to position a barge with a crane to begin work on another section of the north channel bridge.

TSB Canada tweeted Tuesday morning it was deploying a team to assess the two occurrences.

The TSB, a transportation safety agency, investigates all marine, pipeline, railway and aviation mishaps but does assign fault or liability in its probe.

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