The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agency crews were searching for
a missing mariner after a dredge workboat capsized near Charleston Harbor,
South Carolina on Thursday, April 11, night.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were
notified at 9:51 p.m, Thursday, the Dredge Brunswick was towing a workboat with
two mariners that capsized.
One of the mariners was recovered by the dredge.
Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Helicopter crew and two Station Charleston
response boat crews searched throughout the night and at first light Friday
Friday said the mariner’s body was located near Orange grove Creek at
around 7:50 a.m. and subsequently recovered.
response was immediate and involved eight agencies, we were ultimately unable
to locate the mariner in time. Our condolences go out to the family, friends,
and coworkers dealing with this heartbreaking loss,” said Capt. John Reed,
commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston.
agencies involved with the search were Charleston City Fire, North Charleston
Fire, Charleston Police, Charleston County Sheriffs and South Carolina
Department of Natural Resources.
of the incident is under investigation.
vessel’s owner is coordinating salvage.
is owned by Southern Dredging, whose fleet consists of two dredges and five
dredge tender boats among other vessels.