My understanding is that it is a relatively common procedure for tugs to push the barges up near, and steer em so they go under then run around and collect em below. This guy misjudged the current
and couldn't get away from the bridge. If I remember right the entirety of fault was attributed to the captain
, however it turned out ok (cept for tug damage) as another tug already downstream recovered the barge and the captain seen in the video eventually caught up, got it back and continued on, tho with some damage to his ship. Can't remember where I read the story but believe there were a number of eye witnesses besides the guy who took the video.
In any event, I figure it was a 15 plus on the *pucker* meter