4 Missing Crew Members After Barge Hits Propane Pipeline in Port of Corpus Christi, Causing Explosion
The Waymon I Boyd, a dredging barge hit a natural gas pipeline at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, early August 21st, causing an explosion.
Reports have been made that six crew members were injured. Four were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and two others were airlifted to a nearby hospital by the Coast Guard.
Furthermore, the Coast Guard released a statement noting that four missing crew members are still lost.
Shortly after the explosion, Enterprise said they had “experienced a release of propane from a portion of its South Texas pipeline system at the Port of Corpus Christi. The incident resulted in a fire and unconfirmed reports of injuries," - "Initial findings indicate that the pipeline was struck by a third-party dredging barge working in the immediate vicinity; however, a full investigation will be conducted to determine the cause."
The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the incident.
This account of the explosion will be updated as the story unfolds.
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