The US Coast Guard monitored the recovery and transit of the “Paragon – DPDS1” on Sep. 4, 2017, in the Arkansas Pass near Corpus Christi, Texas. After the Coast Guard approved the salvage plan for the drill ship, the vessel was recovered and towed to Gulf Marine Fabricators in Corpus Christi, Texas.
There have been no reports of pollution from the incident. The salvage was an incredibly complex effort achieved only through tremendous collaboration between the Port Authority, pilots, industry stakeholders, the salvage company and the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Salvage Engineering Response Team was instrumental in the safe salvage and transit of the drill ship.