Tugboat capsizes in Welland Canal
Some tense moments in the Welland Canal for the captain of a tugboat.
St. Lawrence Seaway Authority spokesman Jean Aubry-Morin says shortly after midnight, the Andrew J., a tugboat was next to the Kimberly Ann, pushing the barge through Lock 4 west in Thorold, when the tugboat capsized during the locking sequence.
Aubry Morin says the captain was quickly rescued by crew members of the Kimberly Ann and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
He says they are currently in the midst of removing the Andrew J. from the lock.
Navigation has resumed on the east side of the lock but the west side is closed.
The cause remains under investigation.