Just last week, the 126-foot tugboat Viking was pushing a barge loaded with barrels of gasoline, when an engine fire erupted. The Coast Guard, along with crews from Rhode Island and Massachusetts, responded to distress calls from the disabled tug where it sat helplessly stuck 18 miles east of Rhode Island. The vessel’s onboard fixed…

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Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S. in area, but is the second most densely populated of all 50 states, second only to New Jersey. Rhode Island borders Connecticut and Massachusetts and shares a water boundary with Long Island in New York. One of the original 13 colonies, Rhode Island has a rich…

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