The "Timbus", which had suffered an engine room fire on Nov 24, was pulled from the river Ems, near Delfzijl by the tug "VB Bremerhaven" (IMO: 9045871) and "Gruno IV" (IMO:: 9342669) to Bremerhaven where it was moored in the connecting port on Dec 17 at 2 p.m.
The recovery of the "Ricky Robinson" was making progress.
The Wepfer Marine, under the supervision of the Coast Guard, was able to move the tug to shallower water closer to the shore. They still have more work to do before they can officially begin an investigation as to why the vessel sank.
Wepfer management have been in touch with the designated family members of the missing crew on progress throughout the day. Keith Pigram and his stepson Anquavius Newsom were working on the boat when it went down on the Mississippi.