Damaged shrimp boat sinks south of Pascagoula

The shrimping vessel had about 10,000 gallons of diesel and 200 gallons of oil on board, but officials say there are no leaks. (Photo source: Coast Guard Sector Mobile)
The shrimping vessel had about 10,000 gallons of diesel and 200 gallons of oil on board, but officials say there are no leaks. (Photo source: Coast Guard Sector Mobile)

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - A shrimp boat damaged in a weekend collision with a supply vessel is now completely underwater.

According to the Coast Guard station in New Orleans, a flyover was done Tuesday morning, and the boat is now completely submerged. It's still filled with gas and oil, but no sheen on the water or signs of pollution were spotted. Because of that, the Coast Guard's pollution division was reevaluating the best way to move forward.

The supply vessel Gloria May was not badly damaged and returned to port shortly after the accident. It happened SUnday night around 10:40pm about 18 miles south of Pascagoula.

No one was injured.

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