Posted on October 26, 2015
A Louisiana-based dredging company has been charged in the boating death of Biloxi businessman.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed the charge Friday against C.F. Bean LLC, of Belle Chasse.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1PCkjxN ) Bean faces a charge of misconduct or neglect of ship officers resulting in the Sept. 16, 2012 death of Mark Barhanovich.
The 54-year-old died after an accident near the eastern tip of Deer Island. His 23-foot fishing vessel struck an object that caused the outboard motor to break free from the stern and flip into the boat. Its propeller struck him in the back.
The Mississippi State Port Authority had awarded Bean a dredging contract in the area but the charging document says Bean failed to properly mark and light the pipeline.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com