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10 25

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Offshore Accidents
April 16, 2015 was a cloudy morning. The deck of the passenger ferry MV Sewol was buzzing with high school students on a school trip, accompanied by over 325 classmates and several of their teachers. Both crew and passengers ate breakfast in the dining hall, walked around on the deck, and enjoyed the morning. The captain was in his private quarters, while the ship’s third mate was holding down the ...
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10 17

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Offshore Safety
First, a Dedication For years, our firm has worked on behalf of offshore workers, becoming a part of their lives while we fought to protect them. We have seen some of the worst injuries possible on oil rigs and shipping vessels happen to people who wanted nothing but to do their jobs. These men and women live their lives in the teeth of fate, with nothing but hardhats, tethers, and faith in their ...
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10 5

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Maritime Law
December 20 th , 1987. 10:00 PM Local Time. It was a good night. The sea was choppy but the weather was clear, so the 59-strong crew of the Dona Paz were confident that they would make it to port on time—5 am at the latest. Paquito Osabel, one of the thousands of passengers onboard, sat cross-legged on the floor with his sister, Alejandra, and her young daughters: Evangelina, Anna Liza, and ...
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10 4

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El Faro
In a troubling news story, NBC is reporting that the Isla Bella, the El Faro’s replacement, may sail into Hurricane Matthew and face waves up to 20 feet tall. TOTE Maritime spoke with NBC, citing that it will be the captain’s responsibility to decide whether the ship remains in port at Puerto Rico or makes the three-day journey to Jacksonville. The company’s official statement said the following: ...
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10 3

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El Faro
In a recent article on Jacksonville.com, on the 1-year anniversary of the El Faro tragedy, the Florida Times-Union took a look at the El Faro investigation, its progress, and the fact that there may still be some time before the families (including our clients) get answers about what happened that stormy night on October 1st. Thankfully, there has still been progress. If you remember, early last ...
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