6 Barges Break Away on Intracoastal Waterway Near Houma After Striking Concrete Barrier
Six barges broke broke free from an uninspected towing vessel Tuesday night after a collision with a concrete barrier on the Intracoastal Waterway near Houma. There were no reports of injuries or pollution as a result of the accident, but the ... read more
Worker Killed in Equipment-related Accident on Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig
A worker was killed in an equipment-related accident Sunday on a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico, about 172 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. According to a news release from the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the ... read more
Do I Have to See a Company Doctor After a Maritime Injury?
Accidents happen, especially working on the water. Maritime law is very different than the laws of the land, and it can be confusing to know your rights. So, what are your rights if you get injured in an offshore accident? You Are Not Required ... read more
Offshore Workers Injured in Shell Offshore Platform Fire
The United States Coast Guard said this morning that two offshore workers were injured and more than three dozen evacuated after a fire on the Shell Enchilada offshore platform. Enchilada is an oil and gas transportation and processing hub ... read more
Offshore Workers and Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico
There are thousands of offshore workers in the Gulf of Mexico at any one time. The offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico enjoys many advantages over other production regions in the world. The Gulf of Mexico has a large and ... read more
How Much Will I Get in Maintenance Benefits under the Jones Act?
If you are a sailor or other maritime worker who has been hurt on the job, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages under the Jones Act, including maintenance and cure benefits. In addition to regulating maritime commerce in ... read more
Maritime Whistleblowers: Protections in Brown Water & Blue Water
The Problem Facing Maritime Whistleblowers Maritime Whistleblowers face a difficult decision: report an illegal activity to the government or risk criminal prosecution for participating in the illegal activity. Cayce Peterson, managing partner ... read more
Lake Pontchartrain Platform Explosion – What Is A Commingling Facility?
On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 7:18 p.m., an oil and gas platform explosion occurred in Lake Pontchartrain. The platform explosion and subsequent fire injured eight nearby workers. Although the cause of the platform explosion is ... read more
Protecting Push Boat Workers and America’s Inland Waterways
You may not realize it, but our economic prosperity as a country comes from our ability to move cargo on the water. Push boat workers move gas, oil, grain, coal, iron and other cargo quicker and cheaper on the water than by any other method. ... read more
Car Crashes Increase after Speed Limit Hike
Last summer, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation to increase the speed limit for interstate travel to 70 mph. The speed limit is not the only thing that has increased since then. Car accidents have spiked, causing speculation as ... read more