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Search ends for 2 still missing after Texas port explosion

Corpus Christi Explosion
Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 11:58:51-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- The U.S. Coast Guard has ended the search for two crew members of a dredging boat who went missing following an explosion last week in the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas.

The end of the search was announced late Saturday night, a few hours after the Coast Guard had said the bodies of two other crew members of the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd had been found.

The Coast Guard has said the explosion happened at about 8 a.m. Friday when the vessel struck a submerged pipeline.

Port of Corpus Christi officials said it was a natural gas pipeline.

The cause is being investigated.