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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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May 05, 2018 - 6:35 am
Louisiana has been given full control of Red Snapper waters from the feds for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist Harry Blanchet says that’s great news for bayou sportsmen. “It makes it much more convenient, there’s no imaginary line that you should...
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May 02, 2018 - 7:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Authorities say an 86-year-old Texas man is dead and an 85-year-old Louisiana man is missing after their boat overturned off Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi River. A news release says a 60-year-old man from Baton Rouge survived and was able to get the unresponsive 86-...
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