Charleston: Coast Guard Locates Missing Dredge Mariner

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The U.S. Coast Guard crews suspended their search yesterday for a missing mariner near Charleston Harbor after locating the mariner’s body near Orangegrove Creek.

The mariner went missing after a dredge workboat capsized Thursday evening.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification from a fisherman that they had found the man at approximately 7:50 a.m.

According to the Coast Guard’s latest announcement, watchstanders diverted Coast Guard crews to the location but were unable to recover the mariner due to water depth. Charleston County Sheriff’s used an airboat to reach him.

“While the 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. 

Coast Guard rescue crews were composed of a Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and three Coast Guard Station Charleston response boat crews.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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