Tugboat, crabbing vessel collide in Intracoastal Waterway
Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies have responded to the report of a collision between a tugboat and a small boat. First responders were said to be searching the waterways of the Intracoastal Waterway Tuesday following the collision.
According to Coast Guard reports, the vessels crashed on the Orange County side of the waterway near Goat Island, as the smaller boat was coming from Sabine Lake, and crossing into the Intracoastal Waterway. The tug was pulling barges at the time of the collision.
The smaller boat is believed to be a crabbing vessel, and the person who was in that boat is being searched for.