The tugboat that sank, killing its captain, was refloated yesterday.
The tugboat that sank, killing its captain, was refloated yesterday. Chrissy Harris

Sunken tugboat refloated

THE sunken tugboat that claimed the life of its captain was refloated yesterday after a salvage operation started last week.

A spokesman for Maritime Safety Queensland said that the vessel Adonis was being moved to a secure location alongside a barge in the Western Basin.

Maritime Safety Queensland and Queensland Water Police will then continue a joint investigation into the incident.

A separate inquiry is being conducted by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.