Rescuers are searching for several missing people after a vessel capsized in the US Gulf of Mexico during a storm yesterday afternoon.
The US Coast Guard said six people had been rescued with the help of civilian boats, but it’s understood a dozen are still missing.
Coastguards said the incident took place eight miles off Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and involved a “distressed 129ft commercial lift vessel”.
The New York Times (NYT) reported that the capsized vessel is the Seacor Power lift boat, owned by Houston-based Seacor Marine.
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NYT quoted a Seacor spokesman as saying that 18 people were onboard the vessel when it flipped over.