Action by Crescent Towing crew prevents dangerous maritime incident

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Pictured (l-r): Logan Jones, deckhand; Captain J.J. Dugas; Joe Perez, Jr., wheelman; Vincent Centanni, engineer

Crescent Towing, New Orleans, La., reports that the crew of its tugboat Miriam Cooper took actions on January 21 that likely prevented a dangerous maritime incident.

When four loaded barges broke away on the river, the Miriam Cooper sped into action, managing to push the tier of barges clear of moored ships and stabilize them until fleet boat assistance arrived. The actions of the crew prevented a collision between the multi-barge breakaway and vessels moored to nearby buoys.

“We commend the crew for their quick response and professional action, and are proud of the manner in which they represent Crescent Towing,” says the company.

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