Coast Guard Rescues Fishing Boat Captain Following Head Injury near Venice, LA

On Monday, February 2nd, Coast Guard officials rescued a fishing boat captain near Venice, Louisiana following an early-morning head injury onboard the vessel. Details remain sketchy as to how the injury occurred but the investigation is ongoing. Watchstanders working in the Sector New Orleans Command Center received aRead 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

Maritime Law Applied to On the Job Injuries

On the job injuries can affect anyone, with some reported cases maritime injuries are difficult to resolve due to the fact that off shore workers cannot receive the mandated medical care requirement set up by most workers compensation insurance companies.Read More

The Jones Act: Am I Covered?

In the wake of a serious offshore injury, one of the first and most important things you will need to find out is what body of law applies to you. Is it the Jones Act? The Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’Read More

Mississippi River Opens Early As Tugs and Barges Head North

Tow boats and barges have resumed their journeys northward as the Mississippi River officially opened for business today, one day ahead of schedule, signaling the end of a fairly mild winter. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, theRead More

Maintenance and Cure: The Facts

Maintenance and Cure: The Facts Because the sea can be a dangerous, even a life-threatening place to earn a living, the federal government enacted the Jones Act nearly a century ago to protect people who work offshore. Through the JonesRead More

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