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    Default Lift Vessel Capsizes off Louisiana 12 Missing ( video)





    A massive lift boat capsized off the southern coast of Louisiana on Tuesday as severe storms moved through the region, killing one and leaving a dozen on board still missing.


    SEACOR Marine, the ship's owner, said there were 19 people -- employees and contractors -- on board at the time the bad weather hit. Initially, officials said they believed 18 people were on board.


    One person was found dead on the surface of the water, while six were rescued and 12 others remain missing, Capt. Will Watson from U.S. Coast Guard New Orleans said Wednesday at a press conference.


    The 190-foot commercial ship flipped about 7 miles south of Port Fourchon, located about 20 miles west of Grand Isle, where a Coast Guard station is located. The ship was initially identified by the Coast Guard as being 129 feet.


    "What we know of the weather conditions at the time, we had 80 to 90 mph winds and 7 to 9 foot seas," Watson said. "Thatís challenging under any circumstance. We donít know the degree to which that contributed to what happened, but what we do know those are challenges conditions to be out in a maritime environment."
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    Default Re: Lift Vessel Capsizes off Louisiana 12 Missing ( video)

    Very sad. These lift vessels are having a rough time of it lately. 90 mph winds and only 7 to 9 ft seas, must be a fairly protected area.

    Tough conditions for a search and rescue (recovery).

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    Default Re: Lift Vessel Capsizes off Louisiana 12 Missing ( video)

    Very good Press conference by the USCG.

    Alas, they can have scant hope of finding survivors.
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    Default Re: Lift Vessel Capsizes off Louisiana 12 Missing ( video)

    I’m hoping someone is alive in there.

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    Default Re: Lift Vessel Capsizes off Louisiana 12 Missing ( video)

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    I’m hoping someone is alive in there.
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