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US Determined volunteers still search for capsized ship missing

22:30  30 april  2021
22:30  30 april  2021 Source:   msn.com

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COCODRIE, La. (AP) — The volunteers gather around a map, suntanned fingers tracing over the bayous, lakes and islands where they'll search. They talk about where they've already been and where they'll go today. They make sure everyone has food and water, and knows the radio channel to use. They gather in prayer and then set off for another day searching for those still missing from the capsized Seacor Power.

FILE - In this April 18, 2021 file photo, the capsized lift boat Seacor Power is seen seven miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Volunteers searching for seven men still missing after the oil industry boat capsized on April 13 said they have found life jackets and other debris from the vessel. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 18, 2021 file photo, the capsized lift boat Seacor Power is seen seven miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Volunteers searching for seven men still missing after the oil industry boat capsized on April 13 said they have found life jackets and other debris from the vessel. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

“Lord, we got some families that are hurting," says one of the men as nearly 30 people bow their heads in prayer. "Please give us the ability to find something today."

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Volunteers gather around a map of the Louisiana coast on Thursday, April 30, 2021, in Cocodrie, La., as they search for survivors of the Seacor Power,  a lift boat that capsized off the coast on April 13. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana): Capsized Ship © Provided by Associated Press Capsized Ship

On April 19, after a search covering 9,000 square miles (23,000 square kilometers), the Coast Guard officially ended the search for survivors of the lift boat that flipped over in hurricane-force winds about eight miles off the Louisiana coast on April 13. In a statement April 27, the ship's owner, Houston, Texas-based Seacor Marine, said it was focusing on salvage operations and recovering the ship.

Volunteers on boats gather on Thursday, April 29, 2021, on the water along the Louisiana coast before setting out to look for survivors of the Seacor Power, a lift boat that capsized on April 13. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of the seven people still missing.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana) © Provided by Associated Press Volunteers on boats gather on Thursday, April 29, 2021, on the water along the Louisiana coast before setting out to look for survivors of the Seacor Power, a lift boat that capsized on April 13. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of the seven people still missing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

But from a dock in southern Louisiana, volunteers aren't giving up. They've been setting out in planes, boats and hip-high waders in hopes of finding anyone still alive from the lift boat, a platform ship with retractable legs that services offshore oil and gas facilities.

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Nineteen people were aboard the Seacor Power when it failed to weather the storm. Six men were rescued. Six bodies have been recovered from the sea or from divers inside the vessel; seven are still missing.

Scott Daspit still holds onto hope that his son Dylan is still alive. Speaking to the people heading out to search, he said any survivors would likely be covered in mud to ward off mosquitos. He urged them to concentrate on the few trees that would provide the only shade in the hot, flat landscape.

In a quieter moment, Daspit said he'd taken hope from a volunteer who told a story of how he'd survived for days floating out at sea.

Volunteers on boats gather on Thursday, April 29, 2021, on the water along the Louisiana coast before setting out to look for survivors the Seacor Power, a lift boat that capsized on April 13. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of the seven people still missing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana) © Provided by Associated Press Volunteers on boats gather on Thursday, April 29, 2021, on the water along the Louisiana coast before setting out to look for survivors the Seacor Power, a lift boat that capsized on April 13. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of the seven people still missing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

“It gave me a renewed spirit,” Daspit said. “But I have to assume that ... if we do find anybody alive, they’re going to be very hurt because nobody’s standing up and waving us down."

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Later, as he began to choke up, he said: “If we can find one soul it’ll be worth it.”

Like other family members, Daspit has been frustrated from the start with the rescue efforts. In the immediate days after the ship capsized, a ship owner took Daspit, who's worked in the oil industry for decades, near the Seacor Power so he could see for himself what was going on.

A volunteer and a dog trained to search for cadavers join others looking for survivors of the Seacor Power, a lift boat that capsized on April 13 off the Louisiana coast. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of those still missing.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana) © Provided by Associated Press A volunteer and a dog trained to search for cadavers join others looking for survivors of the Seacor Power, a lift boat that capsized on April 13 off the Louisiana coast. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of those still missing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

The whole country benefits from oil and gas extracted in the Gulf and the tax revenue it generates, Daspit said, but few appreciate how risky the work can be.

“From the roustabout, to the company man, to the engineer on these jobs, everybody puts their lives in danger," he said.

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Chelsea Coleman, a volunteer who came out to help look for the seven missing people who were aboard the Seacor Power when it capsized on April 13, scans the horizon on Thursday, April 30, 2021, along the Louisiana coast. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of those still missing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana) © Provided by Associated Press Chelsea Coleman, a volunteer who came out to help look for the seven missing people who were aboard the Seacor Power when it capsized on April 13, scans the horizon on Thursday, April 30, 2021, along the Louisiana coast. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of those still missing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

The United Cajun Navy, a non-profit that helps out during disasters, has been helping organize the search effort. Todd Terrell, who heads the organization, said they have found life vests, life rings and items from the interior of the boat such as doors or cabinets and clothes. He knows at some point they will have exhausted all their efforts but, he said, they're not there yet.

Chelsea Coleman, a volunteer who came out to help look for the seven missing people who were aboard the Seacor Power when it capsized on April 13,  walks along a narrow island on Thursday, April 30, 2021, off the Louisiana coast. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of those still missing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana) © Provided by Associated Press Chelsea Coleman, a volunteer who came out to help look for the seven missing people who were aboard the Seacor Power when it capsized on April 13, walks along a narrow island on Thursday, April 30, 2021, off the Louisiana coast. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of those still missing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

Many of the volunteers have come from the surrounding area, others from farther afield. Mike Asher, a longtime fisherman, drove out from Lake Charles in western Louisiana after a friend who knew someone on the capsized boat asked if he could help. As Asher guided a small watercraft, he recalled how people had come to help his hometown after Hurricane Laura ripped through the city last August.

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“People came from all over and helped us. I definitely felt like I should give something back to people,” he said. “It's searching for a needle in a haystack. But if you don't look, you don't find."

Mike Asher, left, and Chelsea Coleman, right, assist Thursday, April 29, 2021, in the search of survivors who were aboard the Seacor Power, a lift boat that capsized on April 13 off the Louisiana coast. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of those still missing.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana) © Provided by Associated Press Mike Asher, left, and Chelsea Coleman, right, assist Thursday, April 29, 2021, in the search of survivors who were aboard the Seacor Power, a lift boat that capsized on April 13 off the Louisiana coast. Volunteers have been searching by air and boat for any sign of those still missing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

Others have been searching from seaplanes overhead. A team with dogs trained to search for cadavers also arrived. Groups on ATVs have combed beaches as far away as the Texas border.

On Thursday, an air boat, which can travel over marsh or land to access harder to reach areas, combed through the grasses while others rode flat-bottom boats looking for clues. Well-wishers have brought in food and drink, assembled underneath a raised building at the dock. Volunteer Ronnie Adams, who appeared on the History Channel's “Swamp People," has posted online updates viewed by thousands of people.

Volunteers gather around a map of the Louisiana coast on Thursday, April 30, 2021, in Cocodrie, La., as they search for survivors of the Seacor Power,  a lift boat that capsized off the coast on April 13. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana) © Provided by Associated Press Volunteers gather around a map of the Louisiana coast on Thursday, April 30, 2021, in Cocodrie, La., as they search for survivors of the Seacor Power, a lift boat that capsized off the coast on April 13. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

Mark Theriot, a 63-year-old shrimper, said he's been coming out every day simply because Scott Daspit and the other families need help.

“I really don’t have much confidence that we’re going to find anybody, but the man wants to go and I’m going to go,” Theriot said. “I’m coming for the family, to give them support. They got help. They’re not by themselves.”

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