TUGBOAT DOWN

The Controversial Sinking of the Thomas Hebert

A book by Captain Steve Gatto is in it's last phases before publication. The Thomas Hebert was an ocean going tugboat ninety four feet in length. She was built by the Orange shipyard in Orange, Texas in 1975. She changed hands several times and was last owned by S.C. Loveland Co. of Pennsville, New Jersey.

She mysteriously sank on March 7, 1993 off the New Jersey coast with the loss of five lives. Two of her crew survived the tragic event that night. This book will chronicle the Thomas Hebert through her inception, previous owners, men who worked on her, sinking, salvage, testimony of survivors, forensic study, and theories as to why she sank.