12 missing in ship capsize off Louisiana

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Capsized Boat off Louisiana Coast, 4/14/21
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a dozen people in waters off the coast of Louisiana after six crew members were pulled from rough seas. The search has grown to include at least four Coast Guard vessels, four private ones, two Coast Guard airplanes and a helicopter. The missing crew were on board the Seacor Power, an oil industry vessel that drops massive legs to the sea floor and becomes an offshore platform. The ship flipped over Tuesday in a microburst of dangerous wind and high seas. The Coast Guard and four nearby vessels responded to their distress call.

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