Legal Update – May 18, 2021

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its Preliminary Report on the fatal Seacor Power capsizing on April 13, 2021 near Port Fourchon, Louisiana.  According to the NTSB:  “Investigators learned that at about 3:30 p.m., as the Seacor Power transited the open waters of the Gulf, a squall passed over the liftboat.  With visibility dropping and winds increasing significantly, the crew decided to lower the Seacor Power’s legs to the seafloor to hold the vessel in position until the storm passed.  The crewmember at the helm attempted to turn the Seacor Power into the wind as the legs began to descend.  Before the turn was completed, the liftboat heeled to starboard and capsized.”  Read more at:

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