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Maritime 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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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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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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