Saturday, May 21, 2011

SEARCH FOR SANDY POINT CREW MEMBERS CONTINUES Three men missing after collision in Gulf

GULFPORT -- Divers will continue their search today for three missing crew members of an Omega Protein pogy boat that sank in the Gulfport shipping channel after a collision with a ship carrying bananas to Texas.A team of four divers from the state Department of Marine Resources and one from the Biloxi Police Department spent several hours Thursday in the dark, murky waters where the Sandy Point rested 25 feet below the surface, U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Timothy Williams said. DMR Chief Walter Chataginer said the three could have been trapped inside the boat in air pockets that could keep them alive.

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