NEW ORLEANS – Fishing vessel passengers allege they were injured when the boat collided with a crew boat.
A. Beck, individually and as the father and administrator of the estate
of his minor son, C. D. B.; Tracy L. Edwards; Justin McCarthy; Michael
Harrell; and Charles N. “Nick” Siria filed a complaint on March 24 in
the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against
TK Boat Rentals LLC; Andre D. Boudreau; Troy Wetzel, doing business as
Louisiana Offshore Fishing Charters; Extreme Fishing LLC; Chase B. St.
Clair; and GEICO Marine Insurance Co.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs
allege that on Feb. 12, 2017, the plaintiffs were passengers on a
fishing vessel owned by defendant St. Clair and being operated by
Boudreau, an employee of Wetzel, when the vessel violently collided with
the M/V Miss Ida, a crew boat owned by defendant TK Boat Rentals. As a
result, the suit states the plaintiffs sustained severe injuries,
resulting in physical pain, mental anguish, anxiety and medical
The plaintiffs seek judgment in their favor for all
amounts reasonable under the premises, interest, costs of these
proceedings and all general and equitable relief as the court may deem
appropriate. They are represented by Irving J. Warshauer of Gainsburgh,
Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer LLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02446