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One dead, two missing after ships collision in Galveston,, Tx.

Christian Fernsby |
The Coast Guard is searching for two fishermen from the 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride that capsized after a collision near the Galveston jetties in Galveston, Texas, yesterday.

Topics: SHIP    COLLISION   

At 3:35 p.m., Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of four people in the water after a collision between the fishing vessel and the 600-foot chemical tanker Bow Fortune near the Galveston jetties.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galevston watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew.

Two of the fishermen were pulled from the water by the crew of a good Samaritan vessel and the RB-M boat crew. Both were transferred to emergency medical services personnel. According to local reports one of the two rescued later died.

The search for the remaining two fishermen is ongoing. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

The USCG said the search for the two missing was ongoing and the cause of the collision was being investigated.

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