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The difference between a Give-Way Vessel and a Stand-On Vessel

Waterways are not as clearly marked as roadways, so it is important for those guiding their vessels to know exactly who has the right-of-way when two vessels occupy the same space. Any minor mistakes made in this situation can lead to collisions and potentially catastrophic injuries to the crew — not to mention the serious damage to the vessels themselves.

Steps to take following a maritime accident

Boating is one of the most enjoyable hobbies one can have. There are so many beautiful waterways in Louisiana that any type of watercraft will make for a great day. You need a license to operate a boat and this can only be obtained by taking a boater safety class. You can take as many precautions as possible and still wind up in a maritime accident. Here's what you should do following such an accident.

Boating safety tips for when a storm strikes

Even with modern weather tracking capabilities, a storm can still strike with very little warning. This is one of the most dangerous times to work in the maritime industry. It is absolutely critical that everyone on the boat knows exactly what to do to stay safe.

These injuries are more common among commercial fishermen

As someone who works in the commercial fishing industry, you should be aware that there are hazards in your workplace. From falling overboard a ship to hurting your back while lifting heavy loads, you're exposed to many risks on the job.

What are maritime workers entitled to after an injury?

Vessel owners are responsible for paying for the unearned wages, maintenance and cure relative to injuries that happen when a seaman is providing a service on the job. Injured parties who can show there was negligence or unseaworthiness on the part of the employer may also seek damages similarly to other types of personal injury victims.

The types of maritime injuries suffered in Louisiana

Working in the maritime industry can be very rewarding. It can also be extremely dangerous. You face the perils of working on the water on a daily basis. You are at the mercy of the sea most of the time. This can be incredibly stressful for not only you but also your entire family. What if you get injured working on the water? Here are some of the most common maritime injuries suffered by workers in Louisiana.

Crews forced to evacuate tug after multiple fires

Multiple fires on a tug operating in United States waters just off the coast of Mississippi have led to the crew having to abandon ship this month. Another fire in May that took place on a tug named Uncle Robert occurred just off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana. The fire on Uncle Robert began in the engine room as the tug was moving barges full of scrap metal. This tug fire was a serious one.

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