The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for four missing crew members from a dredging vessel that caught fire Friday in the Port of Corpus Christi shipping canal in Texas.
The fire aboard the Waymon L. Boyd was reported at 8:12 a.m. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and hoisted two injured crew members to safety and transferred them to a local hospital.
The Coast Guard also responded with two Station Port Aransas 45-foot response boats as well as the cutters Chinook and Manta. Port of Corpus Christi police and fire units as well as Signet Maritime tugs are assisting in the search and the extinguishing of the fire.
The captain of the port at Corpus Christi has closed the inner harbor as the fire response and search for the crew continues.