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Sep 10, 2011 1:31 PM

Missing Offshore Workers: Timeline of Events

Geokinetics Timeline of Events:


  • Tropical Storm Nate approached Bay of Campeche Wednesday evening September 7, 2011
  • Thursday morning, September 8, 2011 Geokinetics learns of disabled liftboat; the Trinity II owned by Trinity Liftboat Services (New Iberia, LA) 
  • Thursday, around noon, the liftboat captain communicated crew was abandoning the liftboat and boarding a life raft 
  • Search for ten people -- four Trinity crewmembers, three Geokinetics employees and three independent contractors. Marine authority leading rescue efforts
  • Rescue efforts initially hampered by the inclement weather
  • Weather conditions improved Friday afternoon
  • Rescue efforts ramped up as tropical storm moves westward
  • Several boats, five helicopters and one plane mobilized Friday afternoon
  • Geokinetics continues to be in touch with the families of employees and contractors
  • Weather has improved significantly as of Saturday morning, September 10, 2011 allowing rescue efforts to intensify
  • Trinity II has been secured and it was confirmed, as reported, that the crew did indeed abandon the liftboat


Link to Geokinetics Timeline

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