Dredger barge grounded too avoid sinking, Matagorda Ship Channel, Texas

Dredger barge EVERETT FISHER started to take on water in the evening Jan 21 in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas, while being towed by tug DANA ROBYN. To avoid sinking, tug pushed barge aground. Barge 4 crew went to tug. USCG and other concerned agencies are responding.
Tug DANA ROBYN, MMSI 366812260, length 30 meters, flag USA.
Dredger barge EVERETT FISHER, MMSI 367144030.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.