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Blogs Posted in October

10 30

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News, El Faro
All too often, companies can put their maritime workers in direct danger—and hide behind outdated laws when it comes down to liability. The story of the El Faro should serve as a warning to mariners. Sadly, the ship sunk earlier this month just a few days after leaving port when it sailed right into Hurricane Joaquin. The ship’s owners allowed El Faro to head towards the storm—despite receiving ...
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10 29

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Arnold & Itkin News, El Faro
On October 28, Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Jason Itkin , and Cory Itkin of Arnold & Itkin filed suit in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida for the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship. Their suit was filed on behalf of the estate of Anthony Shawn Thomas, one of the victims aboard the ship. Thomas left behind a wife and five children. El Faro’s Voyage In the complaint, it is alleged that the El ...
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10 29

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News, Offshore Accidents
Earlier today a crew member aboard a container ship in east Harris County suffered a serious fall. The worker fell down into what is estimated to be a 60-foot hold. A hold is a space for carrying cargo, which may be covered up with a large hatch when cargo is in transport. Some newer ships have eliminated the hatch to decrease dead-weight, which can make the open hold a potential danger for crew ...
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10 27

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El Faro
On October 23, the United States Naval Ship Apache arrived at the last known spot of the El Faro , the cargo ship that went missing earlier this month somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean—likely near the Bahamas. The search mission was launched by the National Transportation Safety Board last week on October 19. 33 crew members were on board the vessel when it sunk, 28 of which were American. The ...
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10 24

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Arnold & Itkin News
When an American seaman from Hammond Louisiana was injured on the job after following his employer’s instructions, he decided to seek out the counsel of Arnold & Itkin. After reviewing his case, our offshore injury attorneys took fast action and filed a lawsuit on his behalf. The man suffered serious injuries while working near Fourchon, Louisiana when his boss ordered him to single-handedly lift ...
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10 23

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Arnold & Itkin News
The maritime injury lawyers at our firm have taken on a lawsuit for a Horn Lake tow boat worker who suffered serious injuries in a platform collapse incident. While working aboard the boat on the Mississippi River, he was helping tie the vessel to a port. At this time, the platform he was standing on unexpectedly broke loose and fell. The seaman ended up sustaining major injuries as a result, ...
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10 23

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Offshore Injuries
Put simply: results matter. No matter whether you are looking for a car mechanic, a doctor or a construction company, you need to know that who you are working with has the experience to handle your situation – and has done so before. This is never truer than when going through the process of hiring an offshore injury lawyer to handle your case. There are thousands of attorneys out there who will ...
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10 23

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News, El Faro
Reports have been coming in of debris washing ashore in the Bahamas—which many believe to belong to the recently sunken El Faro. The El Faro was a cargo ship caught in the fury of Hurricane Joaquin earlier this month. When the ship suffered engine troubles and a hull breach, it was stuck in the path of the raging storm. Among some of the debris found was a large container fragment. Officials have ...
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10 22

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Arnold & Itkin News
The team at Arnold & Itkin has stepped in on behalf of a seaman from Tampa, FL who sustained serious injuries while working on a shrimping boat. The incident occurred off the Texas coast around Freeport, TX. The man was completing his job duties when his hand became infected. Despite making several requests to the captain that the ship be turned around and taken back to port so that he could seek ...
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10 22

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Piracy, News
Four crew members of an unnamed vessel have been kidnapped in a piracy incident. Armed men boarded the vessel in Port Harcourt, which is in the south region of Nigeria. There were 19 crewmembers aboard the ship when the pirates attacked. Officials believe that the men taken captive are Lithuanian and Ukrainian. The Lithuanian government reported that the incident took place late Monday evening. ...
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10 20

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News, Drilling Rig Accident
On Tuesday, October 20, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced that a fatality was reported on the Pacific Santa Ana in the Gulf of Mexico. The drillship had been performing operations for Chevron in about 4,800 feet of water approximately 200 miles south of Lake Charles when the incident occurred. No other injuries have been reported and operations have since been ...
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10 19

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News, El Faro, Boat Accident
The USNS Apache of the U.S. Navy departed today on a salvage mission to find the El Faro. The cargo ship carrying 28 Americans was reported missing on October 1 after it lost power on its route from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The vessel reportedly sunk somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean after getting hit by Hurricane Joaquin. Investigators will be involved in the operation, ...
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10 15

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News, El Faro

El Faro Was Undergoing Engine Room Work

On Monday, October 5, the owner of El Faro, the ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin, announced that the vessel had been undergoing engine room work that was previously undisclosed. At a press conference, offices from Tote Inc., the ship owner, stated that an unspecified engine room had been receiving work from a repair crew as part of conversion work before being moved. The President of ...
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10 13

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What Do Stevedores Do?

The role of a stevedore is very important in the maritime industry . They make sure ships can move quickly from port to port by providing efficient cargo loading and unloading services. These aren’t your average dock workers or musclemen. Stevedores are typically highly skilled and trained operators of advanced mechanical handling equipment. Some stevedores may still handle cargo hands on at ...
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10 7

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The offshore and maritime industries are filled with risky jobs. One of the most dangerous? Underwater welding. But just how common are accidents in this particular occupation? Due to the nature of the job, it is not surprising that accidents or injuries can occur fairly often. According to statistics, there is an estimated 15% fatality rate for underwater welders. While this may be a high ...
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10 3

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Cargo Ship Carrying 28 Americans Still Missing

El Faro, a cargo ship carrying 28 Americans, went missing during Hurricane Joaquin; it was last heard from at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Thursday. At that time, the El Faro had sent a distress call that it was taking on water after losing power. It is believed that ship lost propulsion and was listing at 15 degrees. The El Faro was a 735-foot vessel traveling from Jacksonville, FL to San Juan in ...
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10 2

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Arnold & Itkin has taken on a case involving an injured offshore worker. Our client suffered severe second and third degree burns while working aboard the Lucius spar off the coast of Louisiana. The incident occurred when a pipe flange exploded, gushing pressurized liquid into our client’s face. This resulted in serious injuries, forcing them to seek extensive medical care and treatment. In ...
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