As Seacor Search Continues, Anger Rises as Talos Exec Posts Fishing Photos
As volunteers continue to search for the crewmen of the Seacor Power who are still unaccounted for, an executive with Talos Energy was posting pictures from his fishing trip.
According to a post on Facebook, the Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability at Talos Energy posted pictures from his weekend fishing trip, while dozens of boats were searching for the missing men. If you recall, Talos Energy owns the platform the Seacor Power was heading to when it capsized (according to NOLA.com)
A friend of Jay Guevara, one of the missing men, expressed his outrage on social media. Spencer Gremillion shared the pics that Rober Sheninger had posted of his weekend fishing trip, which included a caption that read "Good day so far! #tuna".
While United Cajun Navy and hundreds of volunteers are out searching the gulf and marsh lands, TALOS ENERGY HSE VICE PRESIDENT is out going catch fish. What the hell is this? The SAFETY VICE PRESIDENT! This tragedy should be the #1 thing on their list, instead this is what they’re doing. - Spencer Gremillion, Facebook
Though there is nothing illegal about going fishing in the very waters in which a recovery mission is underway to find the men who were headed to your platform, there sure seems to be a bit of insensitivity and callousness posting about it.
Many of the comments reflected Gremillion's feelings of disgust, outrage, and frustration and pointed out that, though Sheninger had pics of his fishing trip posted to social media, he had not posted one word about the Seacor Power tragedy or the missing men. Sheninger has since released the following statement:
"I am deeply sorry for the anguish this has caused the loved ones of those aboard the Seacor Power, It was a thoughtless act and does not reflect my feelings about this tragedy, nor the seriousness of my company’s efforts to respond to the incident and support the rescue and recovery efforts," he said. "My heart goes out to all those affected by this."
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