Crews Preparing To Remove Capsized SEACOR Power From Gulf Of Mexico

(U.S. Coast Guard)

Officials say they have finished removing fuel from the capsized SEACOR Power lift vessel and can now proceed with salvaging it.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that workers had finished draining over 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the craft, and plans were now underway to refloat the vessel.

Engineers say around 4,500 gallons of hydraulic fuel is still on board the ship, but it cannot be removed until the Seacor Power is raised.

The Coast Guard cautioned that weather could delay efforts and said they do not expect the operation to be completed this month.

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