NTSB: Propane Pipeline Breach Caused Deadly Dredger Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released an interim report on the deadly explosion and fire that destroyed the dredger Waymon L. Boyd. Four out of the 18 crewmembers aboard the vessel and nearby assist boats were killed, and six more required treatment for burns.

At about 0800 hours on August 21, the cutter-head dredger Waymon L. Boyd is believed to have struck an underwater 16-inch propane pipeline while dredging near the EPIC Corpus Christi Marine Terminal, a midstream facility on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. After impact, a geyser of gas and water burst up next to the vessel…Read More

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