Barge Accident Lawyer
Barges are flat-bottomed transport ships designed primarily for use on rivers and canals, not on the open ocean. While some barges are self-propelled, others must be pushed or pulled by towboats. Barges are generally operated by a captain and a pilot who steer the towboat as it pushes or pulls a group of barges which have been rigged together, often referred to as “the tow”. Deckhands, under the mate’s supervision, are responsible for performing any labor onboard the vessel.
A barge, which typically measures 35 feet wide by 195 feet long, offers an inexpensive way to transport up to 1,500 tons of heavy or bulk goods from one place to another.
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If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed while working offshore on a barge or other vessel, contact the experienced Barge Accident Lawyers at Zehl & Associates today for a free, confidential consultation: 1-888-302-3838. Our firm proudly represents seamen and other offshore workers from across the United States against some of the largest maritime employers in the world.