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Offshore Oil Rig Accident During Routine Training

Companies know that offshore work can be dangerous. They must take steps through training and accommodations to lower the level of danger that comes with working on an offshore oil rig. Offshore oil rig workers have to undergo specific training (e.g. HUET) in case the helicopter transporting them crashes into the ocean. However, this training … Continued

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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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T&T Marine Vessel

T&T Marine Vessel, Ashton T. runs aground on a  Galveston jetty. The vessel was heading to an area to anchor. The Ashton T. suffereed damages to her hull, including a six foot tear in the forespeak running fore and aft. A crew member was injured and transported to the hospital after arriving at the Pelican … 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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