The Coast Guard’s Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis (CG-INV) recently posted a Report of Investigation (ROI) to Marine Casualty Reports (uscg.mil) regarding the capsizing of the Liftboat SEACOR POWER approximately 7 nautical miles south of Port Fourchon, LA in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the loss of 13 lives on April 13, 2021. This investigation was a formal Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) convened by the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
As a result of this investigation, the Marine Board of Investigation issued twenty-seven Safety Recommendations, four Administrative Recommendations, three Findings of Concern, and sixteen Best Practices. A Commandant’s Final Action Memorandum (FAM) detailing the Coast Guard response and actions on each recommendation is included with the ROI.
The ROI and FAM can be found at: SEACOR POWER_Report of Investigation_Redacted.pdf (uscg.mil). Additionally, the MBI’s archived hearing proceedings can be viewed here.
For comments or concerns, please contact CG-INV1@USCG.MIL