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Injured Crew Member was Medevacked Off the Coast of Florida

Florida Maritime Injury An injured crew member was medevacked from a tanker, Eagle Texas, 90-miles east of Jacksonville Florida. A Coast Guard Air Station helicopter crew transported the injured man on Wednesday just before 7 p.m. The man was reported to have sustained a head injury after he fell into a cargo hold. The Eagle

Towing Tugboat Exploded off the Coast of Florida on Monday

Towing tugboat, Thomas Dann, exploded several miles away from Marineland, Florida this past Monday. The engine room began smoking and later erupted into flames as the tug was towing a barge in convoy. Six crew members evacuated the boat via life raft and were later rescued by local fisherman before the fire set off two

Matt Shaffer files lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Matt Shaffer has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client, a vessel-based musician employed by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Our client sustained serious injuries to his right leg and knee after his lower bunk bed broke.In the lawsuit, it is alleged that Royal Caribbean Ltd. failed to provide a safe working environment and failed to

Attorney Matt Shaffer Filed Lawsuit for Client After Maritime Accident

Matt Shaffer recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client injured in a maritime accident. The client was employed as a captain by The Dutra Group and was ordered to move a barge with the M/V Elbert Lewey push boat in adverse weather conditions. As the client underwent the operation, a wave picked up

Pilot’s Failures Lead to Ship Crash

Pilot’s failure to Communicate Cited as Cause of 2015 Ship Channel Crash A Houston Ship Channel pilot was held responsible for the collision of two ships in 2015  which resulted in a major chemical spill.  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that the pilot, who at the time was guiding the Conti Perdot through

Search Suspended for Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for 33-year-old Samantha Broberg late Sunday evening after the passenger went missing while aboard the cruise ship Carnival Liberty just three days prior. Video surveillance captured Broberg climbing a railing on the 10th deck of the ship and falling backwards into the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 2

Houston Tugboat Accident – 1 Fatality

  Earlier today the Coast Guard announced that a body was found while searching for a crew member of a tugboat that had capsized this morning on the San Jacinto River. At roughly 7:45 am four of the five crew members were pulled to safety, but one went missing. The body was recovered around 10

Coast Guard Evacuates 19 Sick Crew Members from Cargo Ship

The U.S. Coast Guard evacuated 19 sick crew members from a cargo ship anchored off Port Canaveral, Florida. The crew were thought to be suffering from food poisoning. Because of 35 knot winds and 5- to 6-foot seas from Tropical Storm Arthur, the Coast Guard opted for a helicopter evacuation, rather than a smallboat. Two MH-60

Coast Guard Investigations into Shell Offshore Rig Finds Serious Violations

The United States Coast Guard has completed investigations of violations on board a Royal Dutch Shell drill ship off the coast of Alaska, and has handed over its findings to the Department Of Justice. The investigation has found numerous safety violations on the Noble Discoverer. The inspections came to light only after the drilling season,

Tankers Collide Off Galveston In Gulf Of Mexico

Two chemical tankers collided in the Gulf of Mexico  early Wednesday about 70 miles south of Galveston, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. Both vessels were en route to Houston at the time of the crash. The Chem Sea, a 385-foot tanker, and Bow Kiso, a 557-foot tanker, collided about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The double-hulled Bow

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