Chauvin, Louisiana (AP) — Volunteers looking for seven men still missing after an oil industry boat overturned off the coast of Louisiana have life jackets and other items from the overturned ship on April 13. He said he found the debris.
Coordinated by a non-profit organization, United Cajun Navy, the search for sky and water continued on Monday. The group said on its Facebook page that searches would be concentrated on the Barrier Island in Louisiana in the Chauvin region.
The location is based on where the debris from Seacor Power was found over the weekend. According to the organization’s post, the search included boats, airboats, seaplanes, helicopters, drones, all-terrain vehicles, search dogs, and people walking in coastal wetlands.
Seacor Power is a retractable legged liftboat used to service offshore oil and gas facilities, with 19 people on board and capsized in stormy weather about eight miles from the coast. It happened in waters about 55 feet deep. Six men were rescued. It is estimated that 6 bodies were recovered and 7 were missing and died.
The accident is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. Two proceedings, each seeking at least $ 25 million, have been filed in Texas state court on behalf of the two missing men’s loved ones.