Widow sues Omega Protein, says boat wasn't seaworthy

The Sandy Point
The Sandy Point

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The widow of one of the men killed in a collision at sea has filed a lawsuit against the companies operating the fishing boat and the container ship.

Last month, Thomas Moore and two crewmates on the Sandy Point pogey boat died when that vessel collided with a huge ship leaving the Port of Gulfport. The Sandy Point sank.

Moore's wife alleges in the lawsuit that the fishing boat, operated by Omega Protein in Moss Point, was not seaworthy. Court papers allege negligence, failing to provide a safe work environment, and not following navigation customs.

The suit does not ask for a specific dollar amount.

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