One crewman died and another was injured Friday when their 24' workboat allided with a seawall on the Cooper River near Charleston, S.C., according to the Coast Guard.
Edward Barrett of Moran Environmental Recovery LLC was operating the Miss June when watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center got a report at 11:31 p.m. that the boat hit the seawall, south of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at the former Charleston Naval Base.
The North Charleston police and fire departments responded, along with officers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Coast Guard investigators. Police reported that Barrett was dead at the scene, and the second crewman who suffered a leg injury was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina hospital. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Moran Environmental Recovery LLC is based in Randolph, Mass., and operates a response center in Charleston.