PORT FOURCHON, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One person is dead, and 12 people are missing after the Seacor Power commercial lift boat capsized during severe weather conditions on Tuesday afternoon. Nineteen employees and contractors were on board. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, at least six people were rescued and transported to safety.
The 129-ft lift-boat is used for offshore oil and gas exploration and can carry more than 40,000 gallons of fuel oil. It capsized about 8 miles offshore, just south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, 20 miles west of the closest U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Isle.
Houston-based personal injury law firm Williams Hart Boundas Easterby, LLP expects the vessel’s owner and operator, SEACOR Marine, LLC., to mount a defense under the Limitation of Shipholders’ Liability Act, which would allow the vessel owner to limit the rights and remedies available to the victims and their families.
Williams Hart Law Firm’s experienced Maritime Law & Jones Act attorneys have built a reputation for successfully navigating complex offshore injury claims since 1983. Founding partner John Eddie Williams’ father and grandfather were both union longshoremen, and he is a strong advocate of workers’ rights. Our experienced Maritime Trial Lawyers are prepared to help offshore workers and their families pursue compensation for injuries and wrongful death.
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If you or a loved one were a victim of the Seacor Power capsize disaster, our legal team is ready to fight for the justice you deserve. Williams Hart has represented individuals and families in wrongful death and personal injury cases involving maritime vessels and offshore oil rigs for four decades.