The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a vessel near Cheshire, Ohio, February 8, 2019. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington received a report at 1 p.m. that the towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. Submitted photo.

CHESHIRE, Ohio – The Coast Guard responded to a sinking vessel near Cheshire, Ohio, on February 8, 2019.

In a statement released from the Coast Guard, their Marine Safety Unit Huntington received a report at 1 p.m. that the towing vessel Ed McLaughlin, owned by McGinnis Marine, capsized on the Ohio River at mile marker 259. 

All three crewmembers that were aboard the vessel are accounted for and have been taken to a local hospital. They were reported to be in stable condition.

Additionally, the statement said fuel leak to be addressed, “There is an estimated 4,900 gallons of diesel fuel on board. Light sheening is reported to be around the vessel. Members from MSU Huntington are en route to the scene to determine if the vessel is leaking fuel and to provide initial assessments of potential environmental and waterway impacts.”

The cause of the incident is under investigation.