- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - The lack of progress in repairing and improving the Long Beach Harbor has some people fearing it could lose boats to other harbors along the Gulf Coast.

The Long Beach Harbor has 230 slips. Many boats have left in the past year. Currently, only 130 slips are occupied. That’s not good news.

Harbor Commission President Phil Keyes tells WLOX-TV in Biloxi (https://bit.ly/1cQDWj4 ) that the harbor is losing about $5,000 a month.

The primary issue is the lack of a fuel dock. Hurricane Isaac destroyed the fuel dock 17 months ago. The harbor has been waiting on FEMA and other federal agencies to deliver funds for the fuel facility.

Keyes because of the red tape, the Harbor Commission will repair the fuel dock and hope to get reimbursed.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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