Boating

Don Ames
September 01, 2019 - 12:46 pm
The Coast Guard rescued four people from a disabled vessel offshore Southwest Pass Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 10:50 a.m. of a disabled 20-foot vessel with four people aboard 8 miles south of Southwest Pass. Sector watchstanders directed...
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Don Ames
August 29, 2019 - 8:36 pm
The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel in Lake Borgne Thursday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday of an overdue vessel with two people aboard that launched from Shell Beach. Sector watchstanders directed the launch...
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Don Ames
July 04, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Authorities are searching Lake Pontchartrain for a woman hit by a boat while swimming at Northshore Beach. The Coast Guard, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office are all assisting in the search. According to the LDWF, a woman was swimming in the water about 5:...
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Don Ames
June 13, 2019 - 8:37 pm
Officials with The National Transportation Safety Board say the company that operated a towboat that sank in a deadly 2018 accident near New Orleans failed to adequately check the qualifications of a pilot hired to guide the vessel. The NTSB released the report Thursday, saying that placing an "...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm
The Coast Guard rescued three people from a disabled boat south of Hopedale, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:15 p.m. on Friday of a disabled 18-foot recreational boat with three people aboard in Seven Dollar Bay. Sector watchstanders...
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Don Ames
February 17, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The Coast Guard says a two-boat crash Saturday morning in a Plaquemines Parish waterway threw a group of people into a channel of the Mississippi River near Boothville-Venice. Official say a 24-foot bay boat and a 40-foot commercial deck boat were sailing in a channel of the river just north of...
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November 23, 2018 - 4:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says it has rescued three people and a dog whose boat capsized near the Mississippi-Alabama state line. A news release Friday says the agency received a report late Thursday that a boat had capsized near Bayou Heron, Mississippi, and the people and dog were in the...
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Don Ames
November 11, 2018 - 8:55 am
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing person in Lake Pontchartrain after a kayak was found Saturday. The unmanned kayak was found a half-mile north of the Southern Yacht Club. The kayak was reported after being seen just after 12:30 p.m. and a search began for a possible missing...
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Don Ames
June 16, 2018 - 1:23 pm
A Pearl River man died after his boat apparently sank in West Pearl River Friday night. Officials say the body of 33-year-old Chad Panks was found around 9 p.m. Friday. According to family members, Panks was in a 15-foot aluminum boat with his dog as they headed for Panks' houseboat around 2 a.m...
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May 05, 2018 - 2:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pastor missing since a boating accident Wednesday in Plaquemines Parish. Officials say 85-year-old Rev. Donald Tabb was headed out to fish with two friends near Port Eads and South Pass when a large wave capsized their 27-foot...
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