A log barge owned by O’Brien & Fuerst Logging is towed back down Masset Inlet to Port Clements on Wednesday, Dec. 6, escorted by the Haida Princess. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Listing log barge towed back to Port Clements

O’Brien & Fuerst Logging has safely towed a damaged log barge back to Port Clements.

Many watched nervously from shore in Old Massett and Masset as the O’Brien tug Capital C towed the listing barge past the villages around 3 p.m. with a load of logs, a generator, and an excavator on board.

It was after sunset when the tug made its way back down Masset Inlet to Port Clements with the barge, the Sea-Link Rigger. All the crew were reported safe.

Another loaded log barge ran into trouble and took on water north of Masset on Oct. 5, 2016. At the time, Masset Marine Rescue was called in to assist with extra de-watering pumps.

Correction: This story has been corrected to reflect the fact that the Sea-Link Rigger was not the same barge that took on water in October 2016. We regret the error.

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