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Maritime and Offshore Accidents

Maritime Industry

Common Causes of Maritime Accidents 

Maritime occupations are considered some of the most dangerous jobs across all industries. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) defines maritime industry occupations as any work done supporting the construction, repair, or scrapping of vessels, as well as the movement of cargo and other materials. The nature of the work required is physically grueling,…

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Fishermen working on boat

Two Fishermen Missing, One Dead After Collision with Tanker

One fisherman has died and two others are missing after their 81-foot fishing vessel collided with a 600-foot chemical tanker off the coast of Galveston. The 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride capsized after the crash, sending four of its crewmen overboard. Two crew members were rescued from the water; of those rescued, one fisherman was…

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Maritime Accident Attorneys

Improper Hull Maintenance to Blame for Towboat Sinking

Preventative maintenance on boats and ships helps keep its crewmembers and passengers safe. When proper maintenance is not conducted, the consequences can be devastating. Recently, a towboat capsized and sank in the Mississippi River due to a lack of effective inspections of the boat’s hull.

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Maritime Crush Injury

Transocean Drilling Rig Resumes Operation After Seaman Crush Injury

An offshore worker was caught between a rail and a 1,400-kilogram steel adapter while employees were preparing a semi-submersible Transocean drilling rig for severe weather. The oil rig contractor, Suncor, undertook a joint investigation with rig owner Transocean, which identified hazards associated with lifting equipment and operations as the root causes of the incident. A…

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Lifeboat Drill Injury Lawyer

Coast Guard Investigating Platform Fatalities

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a lifeboat drill incident that caused two deaths and one serious personal injury on board an offshore production facility in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). A Shell employee and a contractor with Danos Inc., an oilfield services provider, lost their lives in the incident. The Shell platform fatalities and…

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