Mel Oliver captain left boat for 3 days to track down girlfriend

(NEW ORLEANS) — The captain of the Mel Oliver testified that he left his boat for three days to follow up on a tip that his girlfriend was seeing another man, the television station WWL reported. The captain said the apprentice mate he left behind had captained vessels previously. A collision between the towing vessel and a large tanker caused a major oil spill in the Mississippi River.
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By Professional Mariner Staff