Block Island tugboat stars in new movie

Some nasty things are happening on Rick Batchelder’s tugboat. Fortunately, it’s all make-believe.
Batchelder’s Korean War-era tug, the Petersburg — often seen docked in Old Harbor — was seen up at its other home in Kingston, New York by a scout from a movie crew looking for an impressive sea-worthy vessel. The Petersburg got the role, and according to crew member Alex Chapman, it was an interesting ride.
The movie that was partly shot on the boat is called “Crypto,” a thriller using crypto currencies as a plotline, and will be released on Friday,

Read more on the Block Island Times website