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Web Site Helps People Find Missing Boats
Posted: 11/30/05

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has established a Web site that will enable boat owners to search for boats that were lost as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Interested people can access the Web site through a link under the "What's New" section of LDWF's home page at www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

The Web site allows the public to access information on all recreational and commercial vessels located and reported to the department by LDWF Enforcement Division agents, insurance companies, private citizens and others involved in recovery and removal of displaced boats. The site is updated daily as information on boats is received.

"We're hopeful this new tool will assist boat owners in locating their boats that were lost as a result of the storms," said Lt. Col. Brian Spillman, state boating law administrator. Spillman also encourages people who find boats that appear to be displaced to report them to the department's boat registration section by calling 225/765-2898 for inclusion in the database. According to the department, up to 50,000 boats were displaced during the two hurricanes.

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