In the Wake of Hurricane Sally, City won’t pay for removal of boats sunk behind Joe Patti’s

Since Pensacola fisherman Linh Tran lost his livelihood when his shrimping trawler sank seven months ago during Hurricane Sally, his days have been plagued by anxiety and dread over how to retrieve the vessel. Earlier this week, he got more bad news. The Pensacola City Council declined to take up the issue of whether to allocate money to remove two sunken boats, including Tran’s, from a small harbor behind Joe Patti’s Seafood. So for now, the two boats, along with a third one on Joe Patti’s property  will remain in the water. After hearing of the council’s decision, Tran — who emigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, became a citizen and reached his American dream of buying a boat to shrimp the Pensacola Bay — tried to hold back tears. >photos, lots of photos, click to read< 19:10 Brother starts GoFundMe Fundraiser – Shrimp Boat Sunk by Hurricane Sally – Daniel Tran is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Linh Tran, >click to read<

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