U.S. Coast Guard monitors recovery of grounded drill ship near Corpus Christi

By Vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard monitored the recovery and transit of the grounded drill ship Paragon DPDS1, Sept. 4, 2017, in Aransas Pass near Corpus Christi, Texas.

The drill ship ran aground in Aransas Pass as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

U.S. Coast Guard monitors recovery of grounded drill ship near Corpus Christi
Caption: Coast Guard monitors the recovery and transit of the grounded drill ship Paragon DPDS1, Sept. 4, 2017, in the Aransas Pass near Corpus Christi, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

After the Coast Guard approved the salvage plan for the drill ship, the vessel was recovered and towed to Gulf Marine Fabricators in Corpus Christi, Texas.

There have been no reports of pollution from the incident.

“This salvage was an incredibly complex effort achieved only through tremendous collaboration between the Port Authority, pilots, industry stakeholders, the salvage company and the Coast Guard,” said Coast Guard captain of the port, Capt. Tony Hahn. “I am especially thankful for the great oversight and technical counsel I received from Lt. Dan Burke of the Coast Guard Salvage Engineering Response Team. His sage counsel was instrumental in the safe salvage and transit of the drill ship.”

Source: USCG