On May 23, members of Crescent Towing and Cooper/T. Smith Mooring, along with NOBRA Captain Verne Streckfus, assisted with the recovery of a man overboard on the Mississippi River during dangerous high water conditions. When a crew member from the cargo vessel Beauforce fell into the water, those present expertly coordinated rescue efforts to aid the man. The captain and crew of the Port Hudson arrived on the scene to pull the man from the water and CTS Mooring crews assisted with his safe recovery and transport to the St. Rose Mooring Barge, where emergency medical services were waiting to treat the man’s injuries. The vigilance and prompt response from these mariners allowed the crew member to be pulled to safety and prevented this unfortunate occurrence from becoming much worse. The professionalism, dedication to duty, and exceptional awareness demonstrated during this rescue is in the highest traditions of our maritime industry. Congratulations on a job well done.
Port Hudson Crew
Captain James Wellman, Jr. | Rodney Schaubhut, Engineer | Brett Molaison, Deckhand
Triston Short, Deckhand | Jacob Clapp, Deckhand | Rowley, Redmann, Deckhand
Cooper/T. Smith Mooring
Mike Salone | David White, Sr. | Matt Gifford | Shane Lacoste
Randy Willheit | Joseph Olivio | Robert Stauss | Lorne Ballard