Coast Guard oversees damaged vessel lift operation near Cameron, Louisiana

The Coast Guard monitored the lift operation of a damaged vessel Oct. 19, 2018 near Cameron, Louisiana. The 145-foot offshore supply vessel Candy Store ran aground north of Monkey Island Oct. 15, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Coast Guard monitored the lift operation of a damaged vessel Oct. 19, 2018 near Cameron, Louisiana.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

HOUSTON — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel oversaw the salvage of the offshore supply vessel Candy Store which ran aground north of Monkey Island near Cameron, Louisiana, early Monday morning.

The damaged vessel is being transported to a shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana, for permanent repairs.

The vessel owners and salvage representatives developed and executed a vessel lift plan which allowed them to safely remove the damaged vessel from the water and place it onto a deck barge.

No additional recoverable pollution is present in the vicinity of Monkey Island as a result of the vessel recovery operation.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

The original report can be found here.

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