A platform supply vessel (PSV) is a type of offshore ship used to supply oil platforms. These are commonly seen in the offshore oil and gas industry because they are a primary way that goods and personnel get from land and other vessels to the offshore rigs. Depending on the type of task the vessel is commissioned to do, these will come in sizes from 20 to 100 meters long. A major use for these vessels is the supply of cargo. From diesel fuel to tools and cement, these ships carry a wide range of different cargo. However, when vessel owners fail to maintain safety on their PSVs, it can lead to devastating accidents. Workers have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries!
PSVs often travel to offshore rigs located miles offshore. While platform supply vessels increase the productivity of the rigs and prevent oil rig workers from delaying operations, they can still put workers at risk of suffering injuries.
Just like other vessels, PSVs put workers in danger of suffering injuries due to:
If you were injured while working on a platform supply vessel or due to unloading cargo or items from a PSV, you need to seek qualified counsel for your case. The good news is that our firm is here to help you fight for a favorable outcome. Our goal is to make sure injured maritime workers are given the fair compensation they are owed.
If you are looking for an offshore injury lawyer who not only knows how to handle your case, but has an acute understanding of the maritime industry, Arnold & Itkin is the answer. We have recovered billions of dollars and can do the same for you. If you were injured on a platform supply vessel then consider getting in touch with our firm.
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