Body of Missing Tug Crewman Located

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 19, 2016

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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew located the body of the missing tug boat crewman from the capsized Ricky J Leboeuf near the location of the tug on the San Jacinto river Tuesday at 9:47 a.m.
The Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the man's body and directed rescue boats to his location, which was a few hundred feet downstream. They recovered the unresponsive man's body and transported him to EMS.
Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Houston restricted waterway traffic on the San Jacinto at 8:42 a.m. Traffic is prohibited between the red #2 light and the I-10 bridge. Vessels may be allowed to transit the area on a case-by-case basis.
Coast Guard pollution response teams are on scene to evaluate any potential environmental impacts and coordinate with a salvage team that was contracted to recover the tug. 
The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the accident.
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