Part of the Intracoastal Waterway near the Ellender Bridge was closed on Sep 5, 2017, after the "Savage Ingenuity" took on water and partially sank at 1.30 a.m. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Lake Charles personnel responded to the partially submerged tug, and a Unified Command has been established in connection with this incident. The crew made it off the ship safely, and a salvage vessel was called in to remove the wreck . The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. The Calcasieu River ship channel remained open to all vessel traffic. The Coast Guard continued to monitor the situation. The vessel had 12,200 gallons of diesel fuel on board. Spill removal sources have been moved to the area and are monitoring for signs of pollution.