January 20, 1988
Two mutinous sailors were given consecutive life sentences for an attack aboard a shrimp boat that killed the captain and injured the first mate. Bill Gossett, 24, and William Rector, 21, were convicted in U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., in a rare mutiny trial, of the shipboard attack on Capt. Philip Roush, 28, about 26 miles off the Florida coast last July 29. First Mate Willie Charpentier, 21, was beaten but managed to escape.
September 2, 1986
Coast Guard searchers scanned a wide area off Northern California for an 80-foot shrimp boat, the Liebling, which has been missing with five people aboard since last week. Aboard the boat were Dale Dixon, 40, Crescent City, Calif.; his three sons, Rusty, 18, Jason, 15, and Caleb, 8, and crewman Mike Goergen, 25, of Brookings, Ore. Coast Guard spokesmen said the boat was equipped with only three survival suits.
November 12, 1992 |
Rosemead Boulevard in Temple City is what guys in Wyoming probably think Los Angeles looks like, a swift-coursing street of Polynesian-themed apartment houses, low-slung strip malls and giant steakhouses made over to look like snowed-in mountain cabins. Riding the middle of the strip, midway between Bahooka's tiki splendors and Clearman's Steak 'n Stein, is Temple City's crowning glory: the Shrimp Boat.
September 18, 2002 |
A 48-year-old grocery store worker who went to sea to make some extra money was acquitted of killing his captain in a struggle over the only lifejacket on the sinking boat. Alvin Latham hugged his defense lawyer after the verdict was read late Monday. "My heart is exploding," he said. The jury in Diamond deliberated for about six hours before returning the 10-2 decision. Latham faced a life sentence without parole if convicted of the death of Raymond "Tinky" Leiker, 35.
August 5, 1987 |
The Coast Guard took 339 Haitians off a sinking shrimp boat and headed back with them to Port-au-Prince on Tuesday in what officials said may have been the biggest boatload of Haitian refugees ever seized by U.S. authorities. "It's the largest group we have on our records," Lt. Cmdr. Jim Simpson, a spokesman for the Coast Guard, said. The cutter Steadfast sighted the 65-foot converted shrimper Green Water on Monday night about 26 miles northwest of Great Inagua in the Bahamas.
September 2, 2008 |
They left the shrimp boat in which they work and live on the Louisiana shore, driving north at noon, daring the hurricane in their red Ford Expedition. They were running on a tank of gas, and there were no stations open for miles. Neang Pum, 66, and her boyfriend, Sobong In, 69, came to the United States as Cambodian refugees more than two decades ago. On Monday, they fled Hurricane Gustav -- which sent palm fronds flying, trees toppling and waves of water across the highway before them.