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SOUTHLAND : Navy Sub Sinks Tug Off Long Beach

June 14, 1989|From Times wire services

The Navy atomic submarine Houston, running submerged as it headed home to San Diego after filming for the movie "The Hunt for Red October," snagged a submerged tugboat tow cable off Long Beach today and sent the tug to the ocean bottom, officials said.

Two people escaped the sinking tug Barcona and were rescued, but a third crew member was missing more than six hours after the 4:43 a.m. incident, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Neely.

Fog shrouded the search area 10 miles southwest of Long Beach, hampering the hunt for the missing man.

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