The US Coast Guard is searching for 12 people.
The US Coast Guard is searching for 12 people missing in the capsizing of a commercial self-lifting self-propelled vessel off the coast of Louisiana. According to the authorities, six people have been rescued so far.
“The Coast Guard and several volunteer vessels rescued six people from a capsized commercial vessel, and the search for others continues,” the Coast Guard said, without specifying the number of missing people. According to local TV channel WWL, a total of 18 people were on board the self-lifting vessel.
Self-lifting self-propelled vessels are most often used for the installation, maintenance, and repair of wind farms located on the continental shelf and the maintenance of repair and demobilization of offshore platforms in oil and gas fields. They can also be used to provide work on laying cables, main gas pipelines, and servicing diving operations.