Removal Efforts Complete After Boat Sinks in Corpus Christi Ship Channel

Safety Zone Lifted

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A vessel that sank in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel has been removed intact. A safety zone in place while salvage operations were underway has been lifted, and all equipment has been cleared from the scene.

T&T Marine Salvage out of Galveston worked with Russell Marine out of Ingleside to expedite the vessel’s recovery.

The U.S. Coast Guard approved salvage operations plans.


Just before midnight, on Friday, June 9, a 26 by 15-foot small workboat sunk and is completely underwater in Corpus Christi Bay ship channel. The incident was near marker 74, halfway between Harbor Bridge and La Quinta Channel, about a mile from the Harbor Bridge.

The two occupants of the vessel are safe, and no major injuries were reported. The vessel owner is responsible for the salvaged operation.

The City's Emergency Management Office worked with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Port of Corpus Christi to monitor the situation.