On April 21, the UNITED STATE Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s dredge Jadwin allided with the Highway 190 bridge pier in Baton Rouge,La As an outcome of the allision, the Jadwin‘s tender M/V Sanderford tipped over and also sank.
In enhancement to sustaining the UNITED STATE Coast Guard in its information collection examination of the event, the Corps is performing its very own extensive safety and security evaluation, both of which will certainly aid to identify the root cause of the allision.
“Fortunately,” states Jessica Dulaney, Acting Chief, Public Affairs, Vicksburg District, “I can report that none of our crew members were seriously injured. At this time, the USACE Vicksburg District is working to contract with a marine salvage company to develop a plan to retrieve the vessel. The extent of the damage to the vessel will be determined once salvage operations are complete.”