Terrebonne Parish Family Files Suit Against Seacor and Talos Energy
Another lawsuit was filed late Thursday (04/30/21) against Seacor Marine and Talos Energy over the tragic and deadly capsizing of the lift boat Seacor Power.
The latest lawsuit has been filed by the family of Christopher Rozands, alleging that Talos Energy and Seacor ordered the lift boat to depart despite warnings of inclement weather according to WDSU.com.
The Rozands family, from Terrebonne Parish, are also claiming in the lawsuit that the lift boat wasn't properly equipped with the lifesaving equipment it needed.
The lawsuit reads, via WDSU -
"Despite numerous warnings of impending severe weather conditions developing, including tropical-storm-force winds and increased wave action in the Gulf of Mexico, the Seacor Power was directed to leave Port Fourchon by its charterer, Talos, and/or by its owners, Seacor Marine and/or Seacor Liftboats.
After leaving Port Fourchon, the Seacor Power encountered the very weather conditions it had been warned about and because of such and the Seacor Power’s design not being for navigation under severe weather conditions, the Seacor Power capsized causing the death of Christopher Cooper Rozand."
According to WDSU, Talos has stated that the "Seacor Power was not at a Talos facility and was fully under the command of its captain and the Seacor company."
Read more at WDSU.com.