Port Bienville Accident Attorneys
Helping Injured Workers in Bay Saint Louis, MS
Port Bienville is in Bay Saint Louis, the county seat of Hancock County, located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, between the cities of Biloxi and New Orleans. Bay Saint Louis is bordered by the Mississippi Sound and St. Louis Bay, which are both large bodies of water that flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Known for extraordinary Gulf vistas, fishing, golfing, boating, water-sporting opportunities, and beaches, the city of Bay Saint Louis has about 10,000 people within its borders.
Part of the Port Bienville Industrial Park, Port Bienville itself is owned and operated by the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission. A 12-foot deep channel connects Port Bienville to the Mississippi Sound and Intracoastal Waterway. The port is also an official foreign trade zone because of its proximity to the Mexican border.
The 3,600-acre Port Bienville and Port Bienville Industrial Park together boast 14 industrial companies and 5 barge berths, offering:
Port Bienville has its own railroad—the Port Bienville Shortline Railroad—which connects with CSX Transportation. The port’s access road connects directly to U.S. Highway 90 about ten miles from Interstate 10, and 18 miles from the intersection of Interstates 10, 12, and 59. Adjacent to the industrial park is Stennis International Airport.
Several of the major tenants at Port Bienville include:
- Calgon Carbon Corporation
- South Coast Electric
- General Electric Plastics Company
- Gulf Concrete
- Stevedoring Services of America (SSA Marine)
NASA’s largest rocket engine test facility, NASA-Stennis Space Center, is in Hancock County because it was possible to create barge access there. Certain rocket motors were too large for overland transport.
How Arnold & Itkin Can Help You
Port Bienville maritime workers face potential hazards on a daily basis. The nature of the work itself is physical and involves operating or being in close proximity to heavy machinery. A single mistake or act of carelessness can lead to a serious offshore accident. Getting legal help is one of the most important things an injured seaman or maritime worker can do. By contacting a maritime attorney at Arnold & Itkin, an injured worker can find out what right to compensation they may have. For instance, the employer or the owner of the vessel could be held liable for the injured worker’s medical bills, lost earnings, room and board, and possibly more.
The Jones Act, general maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and other state and federal laws protect the rights of seamen and maritime workers who have been injured or fallen ill on the job. Our attorneys see it as our mission to protect these rights to the fullest extent in order to help the injured begin rebuilding and moving on with their lives. Whether you were injured by equipment failure, an explosion, or a shipyard accident of some kind, you should contact an experienced maritime injury attorney for help. Our offshore injury lawyers serve Mississippi maritime workers, and we can evaluate your case for free and help you get the answers you need.