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Blogs Posted in May

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Maritime Piracy, Piracy
One of the largest threats to maritime workers who navigate in foreign waters is maritime piracy and other forms of maritime crime. While many people think that piracy is a thing of the past, modern pirates still exist and are far more dangerous now than ever. Modern pirates typically carry sophisticated weapons used to attack ships at sea. The vessels they target sometimes contain goods that can ...
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Oil Rig, Offshore Fires
This morning, a fire broke out on an offshore supply vessel just off of the Louisiana coast at approximately 2:40 a.m. So far, no injuries have been reported; however, per the U.S. Coast Guard, more than two dozen workers were evacuated. It is currently believed that the incident was caused by a compressor that caught fire. At the time of the fire, the rig was in state waters near Breton Island. ...
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Maritime Law, Offshore Safety

Today Is National Maritime Day

In 1933, Congress designated May 22 of each year as National Maritime Day. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the men and women who risk their life daily while working offshore. The maritime industry is a pillar of the American economy. Maritime workers provide an excellent example of the work ethic and dedication that makes our nation great. However, maritime work can be amongst the ...
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Offshore Lifeboat Accidents & Injuries

All offshore oil rigs and vessels are equipped with enough lifeboats to evacuate the entire crew in the event of an emergency. Whether it is a sinking ship or a fire on an offshore rig, crews may have to abandon the vessel on a moment’s notice. To prepare for such an emergency, companies are required to train the crews on how to quickly and safely flee the vessel and board the lifeboats. This is ...
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Offshore Safety
As federal regulators continue to look for ways to improve safety on offshore oil rigs, they announced the launch of a confidential tip line that offshore workers can call to report safety problems, equipment failures, and “near-miss” accidents. The program is similar to one that has been in use in the aviation industry for over 30 years. By encouraging offshore workers to report potential ...
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Working on an offshore oil rig is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. The combination of heavy machinery, flammable materials, and harsh weather means that any accident can lead to serious or fatal injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control, offshore rig workers have a fatality rate that is seven times higher than the average U.S. worker. While offshore accidents occur ...
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