Shrimp Boat Collides with Supply Vessel in Pascagoula

The Coast Guard says three people were rescued after a 74 foot shrimping vessel collided with a 130 foot offshore supply vessel in the Gulf off the coast of Pascagoula.

The accident happened about 18 miles south of Pascagoula late Sunday night. The Coast Guard says the three people on board the shrimp boat were able to get into a life raft. They were then picked up by the supply vessel. No injuries were reported.

Ryan Brodie of the U.S. Coast Guard says, “When out at night, just try to remain as vigilant as you can, be aware of your surroundings, maintain a proper lookout at all times. You also want to be navigating in accordance with the Coast Guard’s navigation rules, and if you have any tools on the boat, such as radar, make sure you’re using those as well.”

The shrimping vessel had about 10,000 gallons of diesel and 200 gallons of oil on board, but there were no leaks. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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