US Coast Guard to convene public hearing into Seacor Power capsizing

US Coast Guard to convene public hearing into Seacor Power capsizing

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The US Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the liftboat Seacor Power and the loss of 13 of its 19 crewmembers.

The hearing will start on Monday, August 2, and will take place at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Houma, Louisiana.

The event is open to the public. Individuals who cannot attend the hearing in person may watch online through this link.

The hearing is scheduled to convene daily at 08:00 Central Daylight Time on weekdays, August 2 through August 13.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is the leading agency in the Seacor Power investigation and will participate in the coast guard public hearing, but will produce an independent report with its own findings.

Anyone wishing to provide information that may assist the investigation and the public hearing can submit that information via email to [email protected].

Seacor Power capsized on April 13, 2021, in the Gulf of Mexico south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, with 19 crewmembers aboard. Six crewmembers were initially rescued, and six were recovered unresponsive during the course of the response.

Coast guard boat and air crews, local agencies, and Good Samaritans searched for a cumulative 175 hours, covering more than 9,200 square nautical miles, over the course of six days before suspending the search for the remaining seven crewmembers on April 19.

Information related to this investigation and public hearing will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

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