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2 OK After Tugboat Sinks near NH-Maine Bridge
10/24/2012 02:41 PM ET  

Portsmouth authorities say the tugboat, known as the Benjamin Bailey, went down between two barges this afternoon.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) _ Authorities say two people are safe after escaping from a tugboat that sank in the Piscataqua River.

The two were able to get onto a barge that is working on the new Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine.

Steve Achilles, assistant fire chief in Portsmouth, said the tugboat went down between two barges Wednesday afternoon.

The tugboat is known as the Benjamin Bailey and is owned by Ken Anderson Riverside & Pickering Marine Contractors in Eliot, Maine.


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