Widow of Seacor Power captain files lawsuit; 4th one filed after disaster
THIBODAUX, La. (WAFB) - The widow of the Seacor Power captain has filed a lawsuit, claiming Seacor forced her husband, David Ledet, to take the ship out of Port Fourchon in dangerous conditions.
The suit claims despite marine warnings, Seacor Power put their profits over the safety and lives of their crew members. Seacor would not comment on the lawsuit.
Despite massive ongoing search efforts, seven crew members have not been found.
- Sen. Kennedy urges federal action, sheriff’s office now assisting in Seacor search
- Family of Seacor Power victim Ernest Williams files lawsuit
- Second body recovered 33 miles from Seacor Power site; divers yet to get inside vessel
- Wife of missing crewmember suing owners of Seacor Power for $25 million
- “I’ll do everything I can to get them home,”: Seacor life vests, helmet debris renews hope in search efforts
- Cajun Navy finds Seacor Power debris 60 miles from crash site
- Captain of Seacor Power recovered by Coast Guard; funeral arrangements announced
- 2 dead, 6 rescued, search on for 11 others after boat capsizes south of Louisiana
The United Cajun Navy said Thursday, April 29, that 17 boats and two seaplanes went out near Cocodrie to search a 40-mile area.
“It’s all about closure and hope,” said Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet. “Anything is possible and we’re going to keep hopeful.”
Also Thursday, the US Coast Guard was inspecting another lift boat, which will be moved in position near the sunken Seacor Power to offload 35,000 gallons of fuel.
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