Coast Guard Rescues Three from Sinking Tug

Friday, May 28, 2004
A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port O'Connor rescued three men off the sinking tug, Charles Alfred, May 27 in San Antonio Bay, approximately six miles south of Seadrift, Texas.The crew of the Charles Alfred contacted the Coast Guard at 9:25 p.m. and reported that they were sinking. Two boat crews from Station Port O'Connor, Texas, and a helicopter crew from Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, responded. The three crewmembers were safely rescued from the tug and taken to Station Port O'Conner.The Charles Alfred was towing a barge, carrying 9,700 barrels of cyclohexane, alongside when it began to sink. The barge is keeping the tug from completely sinking. Both are in shallow water and are not blocking any ship traffic. The tug had the capacity of carrying 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel, some has leaked into the bay and created a sheen.Crews from Coast Guard Marine Safety Satellite Office Port Lavaca, Texas, and the Texas General Land Office are on scene overseeing the clean-up and recovery process. Miller Environmental and Carry Construction have been hired to clean-up any pollution and recover the tug. A containment boom (floating curtain) has been placed around the tug and barge to prevent the diesel sheen from spreading. The tug is no longer leaking fuel and the barge remains undamaged and stable. The clean-up continues.The crewmembers from the Charles Alfred are; Roy Pena, 46, from Rockport, Texas, Larry Krogsgaard, 32, from Rockport and Arnold Smith, 36, from Ingleside, Texas. The Charles Alfred is homeported in Houston.
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Tanker Trends

Shipping Industry Faces Shake Up

As global shipping grapples with its worst downturn in 30 years, private equity firms are unwinding massive bets made on the sector in a move set to accelerate

Vessel Sales: February 2015

Vessel sales for February 2015  - (as of March 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.   Date Reported - Vessel Name - DWT - Built -  - (Age)

Oil Storage at Sea Stalls as Profit Play Fades

Traders are cutting plans to use tankers to store oil at sea as the price incentive recedes, the global head of oil at mining and commodities group Glencore's said on Tuesday.

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.8880 sec (1 req/sec)