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Blogs Posted in July

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Offshore Accidents
On June 27, just one week after a deadly boat capsized near Christmas Island killed more than 90 passengers, a second boat filled with individuals seeking asylum in Australia capsized. Of the 134 people on board, mostly women and children, four drowned and the rest were rescued. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Authority reported that the vessel capsized about 115 miles south of the ...
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Arnold & Itkin News

Jones Act Suit Filed Against Hercules Offshore

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an injured seaman. The suit is being filed against the man's employer, Hercules Offshore, for an accident in which he severely injured his shoulder. He was working on a jackup rig, assisting in drilling operations, when his co-worker knocked him down. The impact of the fall caused ...
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7 27

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Arnold & Itkin News
Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin filed a lawsuit on behalf of an injured seaman. The man was working for the Texas company Seacor Marine when he was injured from being struck by an exhaust pipe while performing his job duties in the engine room of the NRC Liberty. He reported the incident to the company and received aid from Seacor Marine's doctor, but ...
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Harbor Workers
Several representatives of the maritime industry proposed legislation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on June 20 that would require ports and ships to weigh loaded containers before shipping them out. Current regulations under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Seas (SOLAS) dictate that the shipper who loads goods into a container must provide an accurate ...
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