Coast Guard, Seacor Marine form unified command for lift boat response and removal

Published: Apr. 27, 2021 at 6:11 AM CDT
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HOUMA (WVUE) - The United States Coast Guard has announced the formation of a unified command comprising of representatives from the Coast Guard and Seacor Marine.

According to the Coast Guard, the unified command will oversee the salvage and wreck removal. This will also include safely removing fuel and oil from the site of the incident.

The 234-foot lift vessel was potentially carrying a max of 35,000 gallons of fuel, lube oil, hydraulic and waste oil.

Underground oil lines have not been compromised and are being monitored.

So far, there has been no reports of impacts to wildlife.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation. NTSB and the Coast Guard are in charge of the investigation.


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