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Coast Guard divers hope to reach 12 missing in capsized ship

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PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Divers searching for oil industry workers on a capsized lift boat prepared to enter the overturned vessel on Friday.

The effort to rescue 12 missing people has been complicated by daunting technical challenges and continued bad weather. The hope is that they have found air pockets to survive inside the Seacor Power, most of which is submerged in 50-foot seas about 8 miles off the Louisiana coast.

Survival depends on that oxygen, so time is of the essence. Dive safety expert Mauritius Bell of the California Academy of Sciences says one thing in their favor is that rescuers know the exact layout of the ship.

 

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