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July 7, 1992 | KATHY McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Coast Guard cutter from San Diego and other ships and aircraft were trying late Monday to help the stranded crew of a San Pedro-based fishing vessel caught in Hurricane Darby off the Mexican coast, the Coast Guard said. Earlier Monday, the Coast Guard helped rescue another crew caught in the same storm while en route to Newport Beach, said Lt. John Davis of the Coast Guard operations center in Long Beach.
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July 17, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California great-grandmother on a cruise with her daughter was among the three victims of a tour boat accident off Cabo San Lucas in Baja California in which good Samaritans risked their lives to pull survivors from the crashing surf. Dorothea Pahrman, 77, of Sonora, Calif., was killed Friday when a glass-bottom boat carrying 17 passengers flipped over in the rising tide just off the beach near where the Sea of Cortes meets the wind-tossed Pacific Ocean.
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July 17, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California great-grandmother on a cruise with her daughter was among the three victims of a tour boat accident off Cabo San Lucas in Baja California in which good Samaritans risked their lives to pull survivors from the crashing surf. Dorothea Pahrman, 77, of Sonora, Calif., was killed Friday when a glass-bottom boat carrying 17 passengers flipped over in the rising tide just off the beach near where the Sea of Cortes meets the wind-tossed Pacific Ocean.
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July 16, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI and NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mexican authorities said Sunday they will charge a tour boat operator with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly failing to distribute life vests to passengers on a Baja California excursion boat that capsized, killing three American women. Though the captain, Pedro Arias Elenis, 27, saved several people as they struggled to swim to shore, police believe he is also at fault for steering the boat into dangerous waters off the coast of Cabo San Lucas on Friday.
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July 16, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI and NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mexican authorities said Sunday they will charge a tour boat operator with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly failing to distribute life vests to passengers on a Baja California excursion boat that capsized, killing three American women. Though the captain, Pedro Arias Elenis, 27, saved several people as they struggled to swim to shore, police believe he is also at fault for steering the boat into dangerous waters off the coast of Cabo San Lucas on Friday.
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August 21, 1989
A passenger ferry crossing the Gulf of California caught fire 26 miles from port and began sinking, but all 355 people on board were rescued, officials said. The engine of the vessel, the Mazatlan, overheated and exploded as it was on a 130-mile crossing from La Paz in Baja California Sur to Topolobampo on the Mexican mainland, according to the director of the national ferry service. The 299 passengers and 56 crew members escaped aboard life rafts and were picked up by another passenger vessel.
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October 18, 1995 | Associated Press
Clinging to wreckage and wearing life jackets, 15 survivors from a barge that sank in hurricane-churned seas were pulled from waves off Mexico's Gulf coast Tuesday. "They are not well, but I have had no report of anything serious," said Octavio Best, the chief of navigation at Ciudad del Carmen. Wind-whipped waters poured down this city's streets like fast-moving rivers Monday night, flooding hundreds of houses.
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October 17, 1995 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least one U.S. oil worker and two Mexican crewmen were killed and nearly two dozen others were missing Monday after a barge that was shuttling them to offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico sank as Hurricane Roxanne battered the coastline for the second time in a week, the Mexican navy said. Three tugboats rescued 219 of the 244 workers and crewmen who officials said were on the barge when it sank, according to a navy spokesman, who identified the dead U.S.
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October 17, 1995 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least one U.S. oil worker and two Mexican crewmen were killed and nearly two dozen others were missing Monday after a barge that was shuttling them to offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico sank as Hurricane Roxanne battered the coastline for the second time in a week, the Mexican navy said. Three tugboats rescued 219 of the 244 workers and crewmen who officials said were on the barge when it sank, according to a navy spokesman, who identified the dead U.S.
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October 18, 1995 | Associated Press
Clinging to wreckage and wearing life jackets, 15 survivors from a barge that sank in hurricane-churned seas were pulled from waves off Mexico's Gulf coast Tuesday. "They are not well, but I have had no report of anything serious," said Octavio Best, the chief of navigation at Ciudad del Carmen. Wind-whipped waters poured down this city's streets like fast-moving rivers Monday night, flooding hundreds of houses.
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October 17, 1995 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least one U.S. oil worker and two Mexican crewmen were killed and nearly two dozen others were missing Monday after a barge that was shuttling them to offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico sank as Hurricane Roxanne battered the coastline for the second time in a week, the Mexican navy said. Three tugboats rescued 219 of the 244 workers and crewmen who officials said were on the barge when it sank, according to a navy spokesman, who identified the dead U.S.
NEWS
October 17, 1995 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least one U.S. oil worker and two Mexican crewmen were killed and nearly two dozen others were missing Monday after a barge that was shuttling them to offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico sank as Hurricane Roxanne battered the coastline for the second time in a week, the Mexican navy said. Three tugboats rescued 219 of the 244 workers and crewmen who officials said were on the barge when it sank, according to a navy spokesman, who identified the dead U.S.
NEWS
July 7, 1992 | KATHY McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Coast Guard cutter from San Diego and other ships and aircraft were trying late Monday to help the stranded crew of a San Pedro-based fishing vessel caught in Hurricane Darby off the Mexican coast, the Coast Guard said. Earlier Monday, the Coast Guard helped rescue another crew caught in the same storm while en route to Newport Beach, said Lt. John Davis of the Coast Guard operations center in Long Beach.
NEWS
August 21, 1989
A passenger ferry crossing the Gulf of California caught fire 26 miles from port and began sinking, but all 355 people on board were rescued, officials said. The engine of the vessel, the Mazatlan, overheated and exploded as it was on a 130-mile crossing from La Paz in Baja California Sur to Topolobampo on the Mexican mainland, according to the director of the national ferry service. The 299 passengers and 56 crew members escaped aboard life rafts and were picked up by another passenger vessel.
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