Removal of Stranded Barge at Packery Channel Needs Alternate Recovery Plan

Jetty Walkway is Re-Opened

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Work on the partially sunken construction barge stranded since September near the Packery Channel jetty has been delayed until further notice.

Bullard Marine Solutions completed a dive survey last week that confirmed the proposed refloating plan is not viable due to the damage's nature, extent, and location. To ensure the safety of the workers, it has become necessary for the plan to be re-evaluated.

Additional information will be provided once it becomes available.

The segment of the jetty walkway that was previously closed will be re-opened for public use. Surfers and swimmers should still exercise extreme caution and steer clear of the barge.

For media inquiries, please contact Melanie Lowry, Sr. Public Information Officer, at 361-826-3837 or