NTSB Investigating California Dive Boat Fire that Tragically Killed 34 People on Labor Day Morning

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has deployed a team of investigators to California, where a horrific fire aboard a dive boat tragically killed 34 people early Monday morning. 5 Crew Members Survived California Dive Boat Fire The devastating fireRead More

Cause of Deadly Oil Barge Explosion Off Port Aransas Continues to Elude Investigators

The U.S. Coast Guard has yet to determine the cause of a deadly oil barge explosion that killed two crewmembers off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas, last month. Crew Member Remains Missing Dujour Vanterpool, 26, of Houston and Zachariah Jackson,Read More

Jones Act Lawyers File Lawsuit On Behalf of Injured Offshore Worker

The Jones Act lawyers at Zehl & Associates recently filed suit against Montco Offshore on behalf of a cook who was injured when he slipped and fell on a freshly-waxed floor. As a result of the slip and fall, ourRead More

What Benefits Am I Entitled to Under the Jones Act?

If you are a Jones Act seaman, you may or may not be aware that you are entitled to certain special benefits that other workers are not entitled to in the event of an injury or illness. What are theseRead More

Offshore Injury Lawyers File Lawsuit on Behalf of Injured Jones Act Seaman

The offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a tankerman who was seriously injured when he was attacked by a fellow crewmember while onboard a vessel in the Mississippi River. The crewmember responsibleRead 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

Coast Guard Continues Search for 4 Missing After Bad Weather Hits Mobile Bay Regatta

The U.S. Coast Guard along with the Alabama Marine Patrol, Alabama Marine Resources and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office are continuing their efforts to locate 4 individuals reported missing in Mobile Bay following heavy storms late Saturday. The missing boaters are all believed to have been participatingRead 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


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