Seacor Power oil boat to be pulled from sea after capsizing

Jun 3, 2021, 6:37 AM | Updated: 8:00 am
FILE- In this April 18, 2021, file photo, rescue boats are seen next to the capsized lift boat Seac...

FILE- In this April 18, 2021, file photo, rescue boats are seen next to the capsized lift boat Seacor Power, left, seven miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. The lift boat had lowered its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana last month, according to a preliminary federal report released Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Authorities say they’re preparing to move a capsized oil industry boat from the site of its deadly April accident.

A barge is at the site off the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, to help remove the lift boat Seacor Power and take it to another location as the investigation continues into how the vessel capsized, U.S. Coast Guard officials told WGNO-TV.

Authorities said workers have already started to remove debris around the boat — the first step in pulling it from the water.

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the Seacor Power had begun to lower its stabilizing legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped in the Gulf of Mexico on April 13. Six people were rescued, six bodies were found and another seven are still missing and presumed dead.

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              FILE- In this April 18, 2021, file photo, the capsized lift boat Seacor Power is seen seven miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. The lift boat had lowered its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana last month, according to a preliminary federal report released Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
            
              FILE- In this April 18, 2021, file photo, rescue boats are seen next to the capsized lift boat Seacor Power, left, seven miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. The lift boat had lowered its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana last month, according to a preliminary federal report released Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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Seacor Power oil boat to be pulled from sea after capsizing