A total of four crew members were recovered dead from the dredger Waymon L Boyd, after the vessel suffered fire at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday.
In the morning hours of Friday, USCG Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received reports from witnesses describing a fire in the Port of Corpus Christi.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two injured crew members and four remained missing. The fire onboard the dredging vessel was extinguished at about 10 p.m. Friday, after the vessel broke apart and sunk.
The bodies of two of the missing crew members were recovered at approximately 2 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Saturday.
USCG and salvage crews recovered the bodies of the two remaining crew members Monday, after recovering a portion of the vessel.
All missing crewmembers are now accounted for and the families have been notified.
The portion of the dredging vessel was located in the middle of the channel during diving operations Sunday.
Pollution response and salvage operations of the dredging vessel are ongoing.
The Captain of the Port has modified the safety zone in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to allow vessel traffic throughout the Inner Harbor with restrictions.
Approximately 1,600 gallons of diesel fuel has been removed from the water.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.