Higher-than-average rainfall has resulted in significant flooding along the Mississippi River in recent weeks. This has caused levees to break -- putting residents, crops and marine life in peril. It has also resulted in shipments being delayed. That has caused prices at the store to soar. Maritime workers have been at an increased risk of getting hurt as they've attempted to navigate these waters.
An injured seaman who'd accused his former employer, Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC, of unseaworthiness and negligence finally settled his case last month. On May 10, he was awarded $171,809 by a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana judge.
Independence Day is often one of the most anticipated holidays of the year, but it is also one of the most dangerous. Emergency responders around the nation are expecting plenty of reports of drunk driving, backyard barbecue fires and fireworks disasters.
If you work as an able-bodied (AB) seaman or have another position on a seafaring vessel, at some point while carrying out your duties, you might get injured. What happens next?
Getting caught in a storm is incredibly dangerous, even for those who work at sea and consider themselves prepared for the worst. You can never quite know just how bad things are going to get or how intense the wind, rain and lightning will really be. All it takes is a bit of bad luck for a storm to turn into a disaster.