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News: Update: Coast Guard, local agencies work to re-float vessel

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The motor vessel Int'l Carrier, a platform supply vessel, sits grounded about 9 miles northeast of Port Aransas, Texas, March 6, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Coast Guard and local agencies continue to oversee operations to re-float a grounded platform supply vessel on San Jose Island, Wednesday.

The four-person crew of the grounded motor vessel Int'l Carrier made an attempt to re-float the ship Tuesday evening after main propulsion was regained, but they were not able to free themselves. The ship ran aground Monday, about nine miles northeast of Port Aransas.

The ship's owner, International Offshore Services, contracted Mammoet Salvage to develop a salvage plan and recover the vessel. After the salvage plan is finished, they will submit the plan to Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi for review and approval.

“We continue to coordinate with the vessel owner to balance crew safety, marine environmental protection concerns and salvage operations for an expedited resolution to the grounding,” said Cmdr. Daniel Deptula, the chief of operations at the sector.

The cause of the incident is under investigation. The Coast Guard, state and local agencies will continue to monitor the situation until it is resolved.


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Date Taken:03.06.2013

Date Posted:03.06.2013 20:28

Location:PORT ARANSAS, TX, USGlobe


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