Tugboat hauling space shuttle tank makes dramatic sea rescue
The Planetary Society
Published on May 15, 2016
On May 12, the sportfishing vessel Maximus sank off the coast of Baja California. All four passengers were forced to abandon ship in a small, orange lifeboat. The closest ship was the Shannon Dann, a tugboat towing the last unflown space shuttle external fuel tank to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.