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The risks of injury or death that maritime workers face are high

Individuals who work in the maritime fields of shipping, transportation, commercial fishing, marine construction or in offshore gas and oil industry are trained to always put safety first. They're taught to do this for a reason. These individuals are at an increased risk of becoming ill, injured or killed by bloodborne pathogens, high voltage, hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, slips and falls and drowning.

Cruise ship injuries: Were you hurt on your journey at sea?

Louisiana residents love to escape life for a little while by going for a cruise, and the last thing they expect is to get hurt on their vacation at sea. Nevertheless, every cruise ship is fraught with dangers and sometimes cruisers return home with serious injuries.

Maritime accidents pose a unique risk to seamen

Seamen who are injured offshore usually have a long road to recovery. Many of the accidents that occur in this industry are very serious and lead to catastrophic injuries. There is a chance that the seaman might not be able to return to work for a while after the accident. In some cases, they will never be able to return to their job.

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.

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