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October 12, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
A Coast Guard plane found an oil slick in the area of the Gulf of Mexico where a mystery ship had reported that it was sinking, and the captain of another vessel reported seeing flares in the area, 23 miles south of Pensacola, Fla. The distress call did not identify the boat but said there were 18 people aboard but only 17 life vests. However, there have been no reports of overdue vessels. The Coast Guard said the call could be a hoax but that the search would continue.
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October 12, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
A Coast Guard plane found an oil slick in the area of the Gulf of Mexico where a mystery ship had reported that it was sinking, and the captain of another vessel reported seeing flares in the area, 23 miles south of Pensacola, Fla. The distress call did not identify the boat but said there were 18 people aboard but only 17 life vests. However, there have been no reports of overdue vessels. The Coast Guard said the call could be a hoax but that the search would continue.
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August 1, 1989 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Hurricane Chantal, the first of the season, aimed for the Texas and Louisiana coasts Monday, a day in which the storm's winds capsized an oil drilling work vessel and trapped as many as 10 crew members inside. Three of the crewmen were picked up by a nearby fishing vessel and a fourth was plucked from the water by a Coast Guard helicopter. The Coast Guard also said there were unconfirmed reports that two others had been picked up by another boat.
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August 1, 1989 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Hurricane Chantal, the first of the season, aimed for the Texas and Louisiana coasts Monday, a day in which the storm's winds capsized an oil drilling work vessel and trapped as many as 10 crew members inside. Three of the crewmen were picked up by a nearby fishing vessel and a fourth was plucked from the water by a Coast Guard helicopter. The Coast Guard also said there were unconfirmed reports that two others had been picked up by another boat.
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