Sep 12, 2011 2:51 PM

Updated Timeline from Geokinetics

Updated Timeline From Geokinetics


  • Tropical Storm Nate approached Bay of Campeche Wednesday evening September 7, 2011
  • Thursday morning, September 8, 2011 Geokinetics learns of disabled liftboat
  • 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
  • Weather conditions improved Friday afternoon
  • Several boats, five helicopters and one plane mobilized Friday afternoon
  • 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
  • Mexican marine authorities announced Sunday, September 11, 2011 that seven surviving crew members were rescued 51 miles off the coast of Campeche State
  • Surviving crew members were transported to a hospital in Mexico, and sadly one of them has since passed away
  • The bodies of two of the crew members who did not survive were recovered
  • The search continues for the one remaining crew member still missing



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