Site Helps People Find Missing Boats
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
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.
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.