Sep 9, 2011 4:10 PM by Tonya LaCoste
Five helicopters, a fixed-wing plane and two vessels are searching for ten missing offshore workers in Mexico, according to Geokinetics spokesperson, Brenda Taquino. Geokinetics contracted the liftboat from Trinity Liftboat Services, LLC in New Iberia. One of the legs of the Trinity II liftboat was damaged, the ten men on board abandoned the sinking vessel around 12:25 p.m. Thursday. Four of the ten men missing in the Gulf are employed by Trinity Liftboat Services. The men are identified as Jeremy Parfait of Houma, Craig Myers, Ted Derise Jr., and Nick Reed. Reed's father, Randy Reed, is also the President of Trinity Liftboat Services, LLC in New Iberia.
Someone on a boat in the distance noticed one of the Trinity II workers abandoning the vessel and jumping into the lifeboat. The lifeboat has yet to be spotted by searchers. The other six workers are employed by other companies - three are Geokinetics employees, and the other three are other contractors. Geokinitics is not disclosing the contractors' employer.
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