Investigations & Casualty Analysis

Liftboat Seacor Power marine board of investigation announces COVID-19 protocols, media briefing, daily schedule

The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing starting Monday, August 2 in Houma, La, to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the Liftboat Seacor Power and the loss of 13 of its 19 crewmembers. The hearing will take place at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Houma, La, and the event is open to the public.

Due to current COVID-19 conditions, all attendees will be required to adhere to certain mitigation measures, including the use of masks, pre-entrance self-screening and temperatures checks, and socially distanced seating. The formal hearing is scheduled to convene daily at 8 a.m. CDT on weekdays, August 2-13. To ensure public access and participation, the hearing will be streamed live each day at: https://livestream.com/uscginvestigations

Marine Board Chair, Capt. Tracy Phillips, will be available for a press briefing at 4 p.m. CDT on Monday, August 2.

Additional information about the hearing, including the schedule, news releases and additional documentation will be posted to the following website as it becomes available: https://www.news.uscg.mil/News-by-Region/Headquarters/Seacor-Power/

The schedule is also available at the following link. Schedules are subject to change. Seacor Power hearing schedule

Maritime Commons, the Coast Guard blog for maritime professionals, will provide hearing updates at www.mariners.coastguard.blog and via Twitter @maritimecommons with the hashtag #SeacorPowerMBI.

Anyone wishing to provide information that may assist the investigation and the public hearing can submit that information via email to: accidentinfo@uscg.mil 

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