On July 14, 2016, the uninspected towing vessel The Admiral was moored alongside barges in the La Quinta Channel, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, near Ingleside, Texas. About 1635, the vessel’s starboard main engine oversped and then exploded, causing a fire in the engine room. Two crewmembers who were in the engine room at the time of the explosion were severely burned; one subsequently died. Damage to the vessel was estimated at $300,000. No pollution was reported.