Dec 122011

Dear Webmaster,

… From what I have been able to determine, the tug that sank at Richmond, Calif., today (12-12-11) that is called “Tiger” is the Quapaw. It began sinking this morning, after springing a leak, and apparently now is under water. U.S. Coast Guard and a cleanup company are working to contain the oil and other fluids. It was described as being cleaned in richmond before being taken to a salvage yard where it would be broken up and recycled. From what I’ve heard, it will be pulled from the bottom of San pablo Bay and demolished. At this time, that’s all I know.

Thanks for any help you can give. I got its history from your site and others.

Yours truly,
Donna Beth Weilenman
Staff reporter

Benicia Herald

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