Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Injured Jones Act Seaman

The offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was seriously injured onboard a barge when a steel cheater bar he was using to strike a fouled cable connecting a particularRead More

Zehl & Associates File Jones Act Lawsuit

The offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates recently filed a Jones Act lawsuit on behalf of a cook who seriously injured his knee falling down a steep spiral staircase onboard the M/V Swordfish. The client ultimately required surgery toRead More

Transocean Rigs “Dropping Like Flies”

Transocean has announced yet another canceled contract via its most recent fleet status report released yesterday. Due to that cancellation, Transocean has decided to scrap the GSF Explorer, a 4G drillship built in the ’70s and upgraded in the ’90s. ThisRead More

Offshore Oil and Gas Drillers Had a Tough First Quarter

As oil prices remain depressed due to increased supply, offshore drillers like Houston-based Diamond Offshore, Noble, Transocean and Tidewater suffered mightily during the first quarter of 2015. For example, Houston-based Diamond Offshore’s stock price has dropped 27% since the beginning of theRead More

Transocean Scrapping 4 Rigs, Spending Millions Due to Low Oil Prices

Houston-based Transocean just announced plans to scrap 4 of its rigs, specifically the Deepwater Expedition, Transocean Legend, Transocean Rather and GSF Arctic III. Until very recently, all 4 had been designated as “held for sale.” The move is expected to cost the company $300 million to $325 millionRead More

Jackup Rigs: How Can We Make Them Safer?

In an interview with David Forsyth, Chief Surveyor at the American Bureau of Shipping, John Mainwaring of Rigzone asked point-blank, “What does the industry need to do in order to improve jackup safety?”. In his response, Forsyth wasted no timeRead More

Modern Day Piracy

Piracy, or the act of theft of a vessel or other form of violence while at sea, is a crime that has been practiced for centuries. While piracy has been romanticised in films and literature and documented largely as aRead More

Jones Act Law Suit Filed After Sailor Falls Overboard

A lawsuit has recently been filed on behalf of a sailor who was seriously injured while performing his duties of operating a sea-faring vessel. As the injuries occurred while the man was on the job, he is legally entitled toRead More

Hercules Offshore Implicated In Jones Act Suit

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of an injured sailor on July 27th 2012 alleging claims of negligence on the part of his employer, Hercules Offshore. The sailor, who wishes to remain anonymous, was working on a Hercules Offshore vesselRead More

Understanding Your Rights in Offshore Accidents

People working offshore often have to face critical work situations that could include accidents leading to serious injury and even death. If you are an offshore worker or have a loved one working in a similar environment, you must understandRead More


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