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Tugboat Capsizes Near 106th Bridge, Chicago
The Coast Guard informs it is responding to the capsize of a tug on the Calumet River near the 106th St. Bridge in Chicago, in which the two crew members were able to escape from the vessel and swim to shore. The 2-man crew of the 57-foot tug, Bonnie G. Selvick, attempted to turn the vessel around while transiting south on the Calumet River. During the process, the vessel rolled over, began taking on water and sank within minutes. The two crew members escaped and swam to shore. One of the crew member contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan with a marine band radio on channel 16. Watchstanders directed the launch of a crew on board 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor.
APL plans Intermodal Terminal in Chicago
Container shipping line APL is building an intermodal container terminal in Joliet, Ill., to strengthen its transcontinental network in the United States, the Journal of Commerce reported. APL purchased 43 acres within the CenterPoint Intermodal Center, an inland port developed by CenterPoint Properties on the former site of the Joliet Arsenal. The company expects to open the terminal in December. The yard will function as APL’s Chicago Global Gateway, the company said, eventually replacing the shipping line’s container terminal in Chicago.Upload News