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NTSB reveals Preliminary Report on Seacor Power

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report on Seacor Power.

Posted: May 18, 2021 1:08 PM
Updated: May 18, 2021 1:18 PM

KADN- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report on Seacor Power.

Investigators intend to return to the scene when the Seacor Power is salvaged to inspect the vessel and collect further evidence.

The vessel was headed to Main Pass when it encountered 80 to 90 mph winds with 10 to 12-foot seas.

The United States Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessels continue its search for missing people from the capsized lift boat south of the Louisiana Coast.

Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon notification at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday of a distressed 129-foot commercial lift vessel. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, which multiple good Samaritan boatcrews responded to.

The crew of the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, arrived on scene within 30 minutes and rescued one person from the capsized vessel. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Grand Isle rescued another person and good Samaritan vessels on scene rescued four other people from the water.

The full report can be read here.

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