On January 29, 1945, 75 years ago, a catastrophic explosion destroyed the transport. In terms of lives lost, the destruction of the Serpens ranks as the single largest disaster ever recorded in Coast Guard history.
Coast Guard crews survey damage after a barge explosion that occurred at Superior Docks in Texas. Bystanders rescued one man, who was thrown into the water when the barge exploded. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) Click the image for aerial video of the barge. A barge explosion in Corpus Christi, Texas yesterday has translated into a
CGC Matinicus enforces a safety zone following a fuel-tank-farm explosion near San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad.) Click on the image for more photos of the Guardian response. Guardians are on the scene of a fuel tank farm explosion near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard has deployed multiple