Crewboat Sinks in Gulf of Mexico After Collision With Halliburton Liftboat [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

The crewboat Diamond Edge, owned by Jewel Marine allided was involved in a collision with the Halliburton-owned liftboat B.W. Haley at around 10am on Monday off Freshwater Bayou in the Gulf of Mexico.  The incident has left the vessel partially submerged in approximately 9 feet of water.

According to a gCaptain source, the Diamond Edge was inbound to Freshwater City, Louisiana and the B.W. Haley was heading to Vermilion Bay cutting across the Freshwater City channel when the incident occurred.

The collision left a hole about six feet wide in the stern of the aluminum-hulled vessel, according to our source.

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Image via USCG/gCaptain handout
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BW Haley, image: gCaptain

The U.S. Coast Guard tells gCaptain there were four personnel on board the 98 gross ton Diamond Edge when the incident occurred, all of whom donned PFDs and were subsequently recovered by the B.W. Haley.

6,000 gallons of diesel remain on board the vessel and the vessel owner has contracted McKinney Salvage to recover the vessel, according to the USCG statement.   Two tugs and three barges are expected to be on scene this evening.

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Image via USCG/gCaptain handout
diamond edge crewboat sinking
Image via USCG/gCaptain handout
diamond edge crewboat sinking
Image via USCG/gCaptain handout

An investigation into the incident has commenced.

gCaptain has reached out to Jewel Marine, however they have chosen not to comment on the incident at this time.