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September 5, 1986 | United Press International
The Coast Guard, at the urging of Rep. James Weaver (D-Ore.), resumed an aerial search Thursday for a shrimp boat with five people aboard that vanished off the southern Oregon coast a week ago. A Coast Guard spokesman said a C-130 would search a 16,000-square mile area for the vessel Liebling.
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August 26, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
President Obama served plates of barbecued gulf shrimp to guests at his 49th birthday party Aug. 9. But Kindra Arnesen, who runs a shrimp boat with her husband here in southern Louisiana, isn't nearly ready to eat what comes out of the tepid gray waters. When news first hit of the massive oil blowout 50 miles southeast of here, Arnesen filled her freezer with shrimp. She has no intention of eating fresh seafood until she stops hearing from her fellow fishermen about blobs of oil on the sea bottom and tiny droplets of dispersed hydrocarbons in the water.
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NEWS
December 26, 1989 | United Press International
The Coast Guard plucked two men from a sinking shrimp boat Monday, after the owner spent 45 minutes furiously pumping water in a last-ditch effort to keep the vessel from going under.
NATIONAL
June 21, 2010 | Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
GRAND ISLE, LA. -- Ordinarily this time of year, Adam Trahan would be out on the Gulf of Mexico on a shrimp boat, trawling from South Pass to the Chandeleur Islands. Instead, last week he was trawling between the bar at Cisco's Hideaway on Oak Lane and Artie's out on the highway, fishing for Bud Light. "I look out there and I see my life ruined," Trahan, 53, said in his long Cajun drawl from the ocean-side deck at Artie's. "There ain't no shrimping, there ain't no crabbing, there ain't no oystering.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
FOOD
November 12, 1992 | JONATHAN GOLD
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.
NATIONAL
September 18, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
August 5, 1987 | United Press International
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.
NEWS
September 3, 1995 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial protest against Fidel Castro turned into a debacle Saturday when one of 25 boats carrying demonstrators toward the coast of Havana sank 10 miles away from Key West, Fla. At least 45 people were dumped into six-foot-high seas in the Florida Straits, where they were left treading water and clinging to debris for up to an hour before being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and other boats in the flotilla.
NATIONAL
May 14, 2010 | By Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
As waves splash over the bow of the Elizabeth A, Sai Plork sits at the helm of his shrimp boat, feet propped up on an ice cooler. After a week of bad weather and equipment delays, his boat and 10 others are finally leaving the Venice Harbor dock. They won't be searching for pink gold, as Plork refers to the gulf shrimp he loves to catch. Oil is his intended catch of the day. "Let's go find some oil," Plork shouts over the drone of the 300-horsepower engine as he steers his 32-foot boat northeast toward Breton Sound.
NATIONAL
September 2, 2008 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2005 | Mai Tran and Carla Hall, Times Staff Writers
The escape from their first life was harrowing enough to supply a lifetime's worth of nightmares: She was a mother with three children, all fleeing a Vietnamese village in the middle of the night in 1975. They drifted at sea for three weeks in a rickety boat crowded with 18 other people. "I thought we were going to die," she said. Her husband, a former South Vietnamese naval officer forced to labor in the jungle, escaped on a boat three years later.
NATIONAL
September 18, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
August 25, 1997 | Associated Press
NASA had to delay a $200-million mission to study the sun Sunday because of stray shrimp fishermen. Two commercial fishing boats were offshore, right in the launch danger zone, as NASA entered the final part of its countdown. One boat eventually began moving away, but the other remained anchored even though a streamer with a "please move" message was dropped onto the deck by an Air Force helicopter.
NEWS
September 3, 1995 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial protest against Fidel Castro turned into a debacle Saturday when one of 25 boats carrying demonstrators toward the coast of Havana sank 10 miles away from Key West, Fla. At least 45 people were dumped into six-foot-high seas in the Florida Straits, where they were left treading water and clinging to debris for up to an hour before being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and other boats in the flotilla.
NATIONAL
September 2, 2008 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
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.
FOOD
February 20, 1986 | DANIEL P. PUZO, Times Staff Writer
After having spent decades as a mere afterthought on the national food scene, the seafood industry can now savor the adoration of consumers, nutritionists and restaurateurs alike. The resulting high spirits were especially evident at Sea Fare '86, a recently concluded, three-day convention devoted to all aspects of the business, held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
The gap between theatrical movies and television continues to narrow. For example, TV decision-makers are especially excited about the creative potential of this year's Academy Award-nominated movies. If you think they're great as full-length features, wait until you see them as weekly series, their best possibilities having been tapped by the people who tenderly and tastefully craft your favorite TV programs.
NEWS
January 24, 1995 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marine researchers on a salvage mission off Santa Cruz Island believe they have inadvertently located the sunken wreck of the Vil Vana, a commercial shrimp trawler that mysteriously disappeared with all seven men aboard nearly two years ago. The discovery was made last Wednesday when UC Santa Barbara researchers were trying to retrieve a computerized sediment-collecting instrument belonging to the university's Marine Science Institute.
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