Seacor liftboat capsizes off Louisiana

The US Coast Guard and a number of vessels in Louisiana rescued six people and are searching for more after a liftboat capsized eight miles south of Port Fourchon yesterday afternoon.

The Seacor Power toppled over in stormy weather conditions with the US Coast Guard scrambling to send vessels and aircrafts to the scene. Seacor Marine reports there were 18 crew on the ship when it capsized.

Much of metro New Orleans was hit by an unexpectedly strong storm yesterday that overturned vessels and damaged property.

Seacor Power is one of 15 liftboats owned by Houston-based Seacor Marine.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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