Collision in Sabine Ship Channel

Friday, April 29, 2005
A Coast Guard crew passes the capsized 101-foot crew boat Rene I after it was involved in a collision with the 784-foot tanker Genmar Strength in the Sabine Ship Channel. The boat sank between the jetties where the channel enters the Gulf of Mexico, approximately two miles east of Sabine Pass, Texas. Coast Guard crews rescued three of the four men aboard the Rene I and the crew of a Sabine pilot boat rescued the fourth crewmember. All were taken to shore where awaiting EMS personnel transported them to St. Mary's Hospital in Port Arthur. No injuries were reported aboard the Genmar Strength.

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