Former President Donald Trump can’t help America get out of the mess the current administration is making. However, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t found other ways to make America great.
Trump donated $10,000 to the United Cajun Navy to help with search efforts to find seven men lost at sea after a lift boat vessel capsized, according to KLFY-TV. The vessel went under when seas in the Gulf of Mexico turned stormy.
On April 13, the Seacor Power vessel succumbed to rough sees while on its way to Port Fourchon, Louisiana to an off-shore oil platform, NBC News reported. Of the 19 men aboard at the time, only six were rescued alive. After recovering another six bodies, the Coast Guard has ended its rescue effort, but the Cajun Navy volunteers remain steadfast.
Hannah Daspit, the wife of Dylan Daspit who is presumed dead, filed suit against Seacor Power Wednesday for $25 million. The suit alleges that the National Weather Service “was already warning of tropical storm-force winds accompanied by suddenly higher waves in the Gulf” but the vessel still “left port to deliver equipment to a nearby platform putting money over safety and the lives of the men on board.”
“The winds quickly increased in speed after the vessel left land,” the lawsuit continued. “The SEACOR Power took on water and capsized as a result of the poor weather conditions and the conscious decision made by the Defendants to allow the vessel to sail, placing the lives of 19 individuals at risk.”
The United Cajun Navy had found debris 60 miles away from the original site where the vessel went down, WVUE-DT reported. “We found a life raft and parts of the vessel itself a few days ago and we’ve been searching that area,” the organization’s president, Todd Terrell, said.
Their search teams expanded westward 90 nautical miles and have even been looking at the area swampland. The Cajun Navy has promised to keep their search planes flying for as long as they could afford fuel — and that’s where Trump comes in.
Since the Coast Guard has called off its most intensive search, the families’ only hope for closure is the planes the Trump’s donation will keep in the air. Trump was a great president, but going back to civilian life hasn’t stopped him from doing what’s right.