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Blogs Posted in January

For recovery teams, time is running out as inclement weather makes it way towards the resting place of the Costa Concordia ; the storm is expected to bring with it winds of up to 30 knots and 1.5 meter waves to the west site of the island of Giglio. Even though the ship is located on the east, many are concerned that storm could force the ship – which is already resting precariously after slipping ...
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Rescue Operations on Costa Cruise Ship Suspended

Five days after the initial crash, with several passengers still unaccounted for, rescue workers were forced to suspend search operations onboard the Costa Concordia after the ship shifted slightly on the rocks where it ran aground. Early in the morning on Wednesday January 18, instruments attached to the Concordia detected the slight shift, even though search and rescue crews working above water ...
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On Friday, January 13, on the first day of its week-long Mediterranean cruise, an Italian cruise ship called the Costa Concordia ran aground near the reef off of Isola del Giglio. There was an estimated 2,300 passengers and 1,000 crew members aboard the ship – 123 of those being Americans. Officially, five people have been confirmed as dead, sixty have been injured and there are still an estimated ...
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Arnold & Itkin News
Arnold & Itkin LLP has recently filed a case against RLB Contracting which is currently pending in Cameron County, Texas. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin are representing a plaintiff who was working with a winch wheel when he sustained serious injuries to his foot, shoulder and lower back. Our maritime attorneys at the firm are prepared to do ...
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Arnold & Itkin LLP has recently filed a case in Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 regarding an offshore worker who was injured while working. The plaintiff sustained debilitating injuries to his shoulder when another employee shifted a large water pump onto him – causing the weight to deal serious, and likely permanent, damage. Since the incident, the plaintiff has undergone surgery and is ...
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Arnold & Itkin News
Attorney Kurt Arnold and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have recently filed a suit on behalf of an injured seaman. The plaintiff had been working on tightening a winch with a cheater pipe when he suffered a serious and debilitating neck injury. The case has since been filed against Kirby Marine and Marquette Transportation and is currently pending in Corpus Christi, TX in the County Court at ...
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