crewman missing after towboat sinks in Mississippi

The boat sank near mile marker 163 in St. James Parish. Four crew were rescued by another vessel, the Coast Guard said. Weather and river conditions were not unusual at the time of the sinking. A 45′ Coast Guard medium response boat from the New Orleans station went to the scene, along with the 57′ Responder, the Port of South Louisiana’s security vessel. Side scan sonar, divers and air crews in two HH-65 Dolphin helicopters were employed during the search, that covered 85 miles of the river and lasted 15 hours. (As WorkBoat went to press, the missing crewman had not been found.) — K. Moore


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