Capsized Barge Leaves One Missing in Delaware

By MarEx 2014-12-03 11:04:00

The U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a missing 25-year-old man in the Christina River near the Port of Wilmington after a crane barge capsized on Tuesday night.

An employee from Norfolk Dredging Company reported the incident around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, stating that three crewmembers fell into the water after the barge capsized. The barge was attached to the dredge Essex.

Two of the men resurfaced from the water, while one remains missing.

Around 11:15 p.m., the Wilmington Fire Chief said based on the wreckage and water conditions dive operations were suspended until further evaluation can be done at daybreak.  Crews continued to conduct surface searches throughout the night.