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Filing a Jones Act Claim in Texas

The Jones Act is a federal statute that provides a unique avenue of recourse for injured sea workers. Since these workers are not eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits through Texas’ state-regulated system, sea workers can collect benefits to address their occupational injuries by filing a Jones Act claim. If you sustain an injury while … Continued

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Workers’ Compensation Claims vs. The Jones Act

If you suffered harm in the workplace, you may be eligible to file a claim to pay for your medical bills, compensate for your lost wages, and more. Your avenue for recourse will depend on the nature of your workplace, its level of coverage, and even the industry you work in. Here’s what you need … Continued

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San Jacinto River: Body Found after Tug Boat Overturns

April 19, 2016 Harris County, TX — The body of a drowned man was recovered by the Harris County Sherrif’s Office Marine Unit in cooperation with the US Coast Guard, after a tugboat capsized on the San Jacinto River Tuesday morning. Security video that clearly shows the tugboat capsizing while working with a barge has … Continued

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Luminous Ace Lost Control

On September 22, 2011 the 584 foot Luminous Ace, with 25 crew members, was headed towards California when an electrical outage caused the Luminous Ace’s pilot to lose control of the wheel. Due to the electrical outage the Luminous Ace lost all stearing capabilites, causing the Luminous Ace to drift outside the navigation channel and grounding … Continued

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On October 29, 2011 the Elka Apollon Collided with the MSC Nederland

On the morning of October 29, 2011 the National Transportation Board stated the pilot of a 799ft chemical tanker, Elka Appolon, contained Naptha and 24 crew memebers collided with the 782ft container ship, MSC Nederland, containing 1023 containers near the intersection of Bayport Ship Channel. The pilot of the Elka Apollon gave his crew left rudder … Continued

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Tradegy Strikes on the Trinity II

On September 7,  2011 as Tropical Storm Nate was quickly turning into Hurricane Nate, the captain of the Trinity II, located in the Bay of Campeche, requested for ships in the area to help evacuate his crew of 1o, with no answer or committment to come help the 10 were forced to evacuate on September … Continued

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New Zealand Oil spill

There has been a new environmental disaster in New Zealand, where a ship was the cause of a leakage of  an impressive amount of oil into the ocean. This happened when the ship crashed with a reef in the coast of the country, dropping about 70 containers  filled with Diesel and oil.   The crack … Continued

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Man injured on a crane lift testing

A seaman got injured while he was on board of the ship Hercules while testing one of the crane’s capabilities of lifting when a sudden tragedy happens; two blocks that were equalizing the barge came apart, shattering everywhere on the floor and causing the debris to hit directly the left hand and right leg of … Continued

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Three killed in a boat collision with containership

On May 18th, three fishermen were killed when their ship Eurus London plowed into the side of the inbound boat  FV Sandy Point. The ship’s boat struck the starboard side of the pogy boat, carving a 15 foot-long puncture into the fishing boat’s hill, giving the crew members of  Sandy Point seconds to abandon the … Continued

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