Contact Us

Three Rescued From Sinking Tow Boat In New Orleans

HMS Ocean Sails Up The River Thames For An Olympic Exercise
Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of a tow boat that grounded in Lake Pontchartrain (PON’-chuh-train) says waves pushed by a passing storm front broke a line connecting the vessel and a barge it was pushing.

Todd Eymard of Hugh Eymard Towing Inc. says the captain had no choice but to run the Todd Michael onto the rocks at the lake’s south shore to keep it from sinking.

The Coast Guard says two men were hoisted from the boat by an MH-65 helicopter. A third man was taken off the barge by a Coast Guard patrol boat. They were treated for minor injuries.

The barge wasn’t carrying cargo and had been moved to another site by Wednesday morning. Eymard says he is working with the Coast Guard on a plan to salvage the Todd Michael.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Best of News Talk 940

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://voiceofamarillo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VOA VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.