Coast Guard to Hold Public Hearing into Seacor Power Capsizing

The 10-day public hearing will take place in Houma, Louisiana, beginning Monday, August 2nd, and last through August 13th. The hearing is open to the public and will also be streamed live online.

This incident has some elements in common with the capsized duck boats. Essentially the vessel can not safely sail in open water during high winds and its safe operation depends upon a much more sophisticated way to monitor for unusual strong wind events than do more traditional craft.