- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) - The International St. Lawrence River Board of Control is allowing temporary flow fluctuations in the river to help crews salvage a sunken tugboat.

Two tugs sank near Cornwall, Ontario in late June in separate accidents as they attempted to move a work barge into place to facilitate the demolition of an international bridge. Salvage efforts have been underway since, and one of the sunken tugs was successfully removed on Saturday.

The board on Tuesday began allowing outflows to be decreased during daylight working hours to reduce the speed of the current and the risk of hazardous conditions in the vicinity of the sunken vessel.

The tug is expected to be removed in the coming days.


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