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Coast Guard: Bodies of 2 more Seacor Power crew members found

U.S. Coast Guard via AP

The bodies of four crew members have been found as of Friday evening.

Posted: Apr 16, 2021 8:48 PM

PORT FOURCHON, La. (KADN) - The bodies of two more crew members of the Seacor Power were found Friday.

According to the Coast Guard, four crew members in total have been found dead: one Wednesday, one Thursday, and two Friday. Six crew members were rescued on Tuesday, when the vessel initially capsized. Nine crew members remain unaccounted for.

The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of the rescued, recovered or missing, out of respect for the families.

"Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and loved ones of everyone involved in this tragic incident," said Capt. Will Watson, commander of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. "We are using every asset available to us to continue our search efforts."

The two bodies recovered today were found by divers hired by Seacor. 

"Donjon divers returned to the scene at 7:50 a.m. Friday to conduct an assessment and began dive operations," the release stated. "The divers had to stop diving mid-morning due to dangerous weather conditions, but resumed diving operations again at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday."

Operations are expected to continue throughout Friday evening, weather permitting.

Those involved in rescue efforts include:

the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Glen Harris crew
Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack crew
Coast Guard Cutter Moray crew
Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Dailey crew
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot RB-M boatcrews
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus ChristiHC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews
Two Coast Guard Aviation Training Center MobileHC-144 Ocean Sentry airplanes crews
Two Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane crews
Two Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries crews
Port Fourchon Harbor Patrol
Port Fourchon Sherriff's Department
Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office
One commercial air medical service crew
Donjon Marine commercial divers

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