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NTSB finds sinking of Baltimore tugboat result of mate's misjudgment
NTSB finds sinking of Baltimore tugboat result of mate's misjudgment

The National Transportation Safety Board found that a tugboat sank, spilling diesel fuel off Locust Point last year, after a mate misjudged the location of a collapsed pier, according to a report released Tuesday. The mate operating the harbor assist tug Kaleen McAllister first knew something was wrong on the evening of May 4, 2013, when he felt "a rumble under the hull" as he pulled away from the boat's berth at Pier 1, he told the NTSB, a federal agency that investigates transportation accidents. The sunken pier — which collapsed in the late 1990s, leaving its pilings behind — was a "known and charted hazard," but one the mate mistakenly thought...

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