UPDATE: 2 Seacor crewmembers recovered Friday have been identified by Coast Guard

Louisiana News

UPDATE: The two men found dead Friday in the capsized Seacor Power vessel were named by officials on Saturday morning.

They were 53-year-old Anthony Hartford of New Orleans and 55-year-old James Wallingsford from the village of Gilbert.

PORT FOURCHON, La. (KLFY) — The U.S. Coast Guard announced that two more members of the Seacor Power crew were recovered Friday evening, though both were described as “unresponsive.”

Out of respect for privacy of the family members involved, the Coast Guard said it is not releasing the names of those rescued, recovered or missing.

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and loved ones of everyone involved in this tragic incident,” said Capt. Will Watson, commander of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. “We are using every asset available to us to continue our search efforts.”

The two members were recovered by commercial divers from Donjon Marine Company who were contracted by the Seacor company.

The timeline for the rescue response is as follows:

Tuesday, April 13

  • Seacor capsizes
  • Four rescued by good Samaritans
  • One rescued by Coast Guard Cutter Glen Harris crew
  • One rescued by Coast Guard Station Grand Isle crew

Wednesday, April 14

  • Body of Captain David Ledet recovered by Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack crew

Thursday, April 15

  • Body of Ernest Williams recovered by Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Dailey crew

Friday, April 16

  • Two unresponsive people recovered by Donjon Marine commercial divers

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