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Blogs Posted in July

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold , Caj Boatright , Roland Christensen , Joseph McGowin , and Claire Traver are seeking justice for a Jones Act seaman who died as a result of his employer’s failure to provide him with reasonable medical care. The company ignored the worker’s need for medical attention and died before his life could be saved. Offshore companies have a duty to take care of the ...
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The Dangers of Working on a Tugboat

When it comes to the dangers of offshore work , a few industries come to mind. Many people refer to the risks faced by offshore oil rig workers while others immediately think of the treacherous seas that fishermen face. However, there is one dangerous job that makes the maritime industry functional, and that isn’t talked about as frequently as others: working on a tugboat. Tugboats are the ...
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News, Offshore Fires
According to CBS News , a fire suppression system on the USS Bonhomme Richard was being worked on and could not be activated to help fight the fire that broke out early Sunday morning. The vessel was docked in San Diego, CA for maintenance. As of Tuesday morning, crews from the Navy as civilian firefighters are still battling the blaze. The Navy believes that the fire started in a lower storage ...
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Offshore Fires, News
A Sunday morning explosion and fire injured 21 people on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego. According to military officials, the incident started just before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard. Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman Mike Raney confirmed that 17 sailors and 4 civilians required hospitalization. About the USS Bonhomme Richard Fire The cause of the blaze is still under ...
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