Coast Guard lifts safety zone around site of tug Emily Anne

The Coast Guard Cutter Pendant, a 65-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in Boston, is underway in Boston Harbor, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, enforcing a safety zone. The safety zone restricts traffic in the North Channel following the sinking of the 55-foot tug boat Emily Anne. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Colin Smith)

BOSTON — The Coast Guard lifted the safety zone restricting traffic in the North Channel Thursday afternoon for all vessels.

An obstruction buoy is in place to mark the location of the 55-foot tug boat Emily Anne that sank east of Deer Island Tuesday morning.

Mariners should proceed with caution when transiting the area as there are workboats in the area conducting salvage operations.

Mariners should contact the Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center at 617-223-5757 with any questions.

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