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The United States Coast Guard
News Release
Monday, September 04, 2017

Photo Release: Coast Guard monitors recovery of grounded drill ship near Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —  The Coast Guard monitors 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. 

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."

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