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Seven's Current Obsession

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A ship sank in the gulf 2 weeks ago and 7 people vanished. I'm obsessed with this. You probably haven't even heard about it! No media coverage. No politicians helping out. It's crazy.

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I think it's really important to contextualize the dangers of water rescue here, because there are a ton of them, even in calm waters.
If you are on land and there's someone drowning that's one thing, but if you have to get into the water to rescue an individual, that completely changes the nature of the beast, because then not only are you fighting the water and your SCUBA gear, you're also fighting with a panicked, drowning person. In this specific situation, you're also worried about being crushed against the boat by waves. It's a dangerous situation that even the best divers struggle with.
Here's the biggest factor why divers didn't dive immediately after the storm: if you dive in the gulf after a bad storm, you're diving completely blind. The amount of mud and crap in the water make it essentially a suicide mission.
With that being said, I think the response to the Seacor capsizing was mismanaged to say the least. You're absolutely right about the leadership; they are incompetent, have treated the families badly, and frankly should be removed from their positions. Whenever you have the time, you should absolutely do a follow up. The current mess with the director of the Cajun Navy is interesting as well.
This was a fantastic synopsis of events, thanks for making an informative talk for folks other than us down south!
May the crew of the Seacor Power rest in peace.
Edit: "Southern Louisiana is the Australia of America." Can confirm.

VariantSeven responds:

Oh man yes, the United Cajun Navy drama as been goin down! I've been following! I am hoping they find those poor men soon, and I'll do a follow up. (I truly expect them to still be in the boat) The OTHER Cajun Navy though, not the United one, they were doing tons of water rescues in Lake Charles yesterday.
So I hate that there's drama, when so many of em, from all the different groups, are good people.
And absolutely, I don't want to diss the divers. The gulf is not your pretty, clear Caribbean water.
It's a muddy mess.

...yeaaaa definitely a lil' country twang in there 😉

that's really weird. so just to clarify: this vessel capsized -> a couple of people were rescued -> there's still a bunch of people unaccounted for but no one knows anything?

the sense of urgency around this is really baffling. i can't quite understand how they can use heat signatures to verify people are alive and leave it at that

i'd imagine the most simplest explanation would be that they are simply still on the ship. i've tried to find a picture of the ship not capsized and it looks like it is quite big but at the same time, with a systematic sweep, it seems like it would be harder than not to miss them especially on multiple passes

VariantSeven responds:

Yep, it capsized, 7 people still unaccountable for, zero answers. I agree with you, the lack of urgency to do anything at all, has blown my mind. They confirmed they were alive, then left them to die. I agree, they gotta still be in the ship.
After I posted this, the coast guard had the audacity to go to the Cajun Navy and tell them they wanted all of the hard hats and life jackets they'd found! Cajun Navy was like. "Nope. You guys publicly withdrew from the search on day 6 and these items are not your property."

You have a cute voice, you know that?

( wish my voice was as cute lol)

VariantSeven responds:

I spend my entire time recording trying not to sound like a hillbilly. 😆

crazy...

good mic you have
(edit: i was being serious about the mic lol)

VariantSeven responds:

Just my phone. I'm buying a new mic soon I swear!

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