Search for missing crew members from capsized Louisiana vessel continues

Rescuers are searching for the missing crew members of a large commercial vessel after it capsized off the US state of Louisiana.

The US Coast Guard confirmed one person was found dead and six others had been rescued. Twelve people are still missing.

The lift boat capsized about 12km’s from Port Fourchon on Tuesday afternoon.

A lift boat is a self-propelled vessel with an open deck, often using legs and jacks, and is deployed to support drilling or exploration.