NEW ORLEANS, LA, Sep 05, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — One year after Hurricane Isaac scattered more than a hundred ships and vessels in the Lower Mississippi River, the United States Coast Guard honored two New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots (NOBRA) for their fearless actions in braving gale force winds… read more →
The NOBRA pilots held the 2008 Toy Drive at First Baptist Church of Luling on Saturday Dec 23rd. A total of $10,000 worth of gifts were purchased by NOBRA Pilots to give to kids from St Charles and St John Parishes. Food and drinks were also provided by the Pilots.
PLAQUEMINE, LA With her 6-month-old daughter cradled in her arms and her five boys playing nearby, Ladonna Smith smiled about Santa’s gift-giving as she stood in a parking lot at the Plymouth Rock Baptist Church. Her boys zoomed around on their new bikes while she carried a preschool block set… read more →
It was barely dusk and NOBRA pilot Captain Don Gagnon was readying for his full assignment upriver when he noticed what he thought was a barge next to the recreation ship, the Carnival cruise line ship, the Ecstasy, now temporary Post Katrina housing for firemen, police, and emergency personnel. FEMA… read more →
In April, a Ukrainian ship captain was arrested and charged with allegedly operating a commercial vessel under the influence of alcohol, when he was found unfit to master the ship. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten credited a NOBRA pilot for swift and decisive action for reporting the incident and for saving… read more →
The NOBRA pilots are supporting high schools, musicians, and medical foundations throughout the affected regions. They donated $4500 to a fundraiser sponsored by Central High School in Baton Rouge to benefit Chalmette High School and have sponsored Slidell High School Alumni Association Relief Fund efforts. They also sponsored “Cooking for… read more →