Boat crash in the Maurepas basin: sho...

Boat crash in the Maurepas basin: should the entire Diversion Canal...

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Mendenhall, MS

#1 Jun 1, 2010
i live on the diversion canal for 12 years. your wild life & fishires never pulled over the big boats allways the little fishing boats.the wild life & fish is a joke need to be clean up.
move from there five years ago and will not go back.

Toledo, OH

#2 Jun 2, 2010
Tea I think it's sad that they don't patrol the area more it's known for accodents like this all the time

Baton Rouge, LA

#3 Aug 29, 2011
I think the Wild Life and Fisheries (WLF) do a fairly decent job, given the task they are up against. There are so many drunk idiots who don't know how to drive a boat sober, must less intoxicated. The diversion canal is rated the second most dangerous waterway in the country. I do believe they could do better by focusing their efforts on the party boats, vs pulling over every boat that goes by to ask for life vests and regitration. I have been boating the Diversion Canal almost every weekend during the summer for the past 10 years. It is frustrating when i have a few adults and children on my boat, just minding our own business, drifting through a no-wake zone and get pulled over ... when there is an overloaded 40' speedboat, music blaring, dancing, everyone toasted ... and WLF don't pull them over. That's what I don't understand.

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