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Keeping an eye on dangerous weather at sea

These days, weather forecasting is generally pretty good. It's far better than it was for previous generations of sailors and maritime workers. However, it is not perfect. Weather changes often happen quickly and unexpectedly at sea. These can be very dangerous and can even lead to fatal accidents.

Safety agency issues report on vessel fire near Lousiana coast

Oil and water do not mix. Fire and water should certainly not mix. A fire on a seagoing vessel, where there is often no or limited escape for its crew, is one of the most terrifying possibilities faced by the United States' brave workers at sea.

Liftboat accident caused workplace injuries

Liability may be complicated in a motor vehicle accident, but jurisdiction is usually clear. The court in the parish where an accident happened can rule on any criminal act or civil liability connected to a collision. But where do we turn if an accident occurs on the water?

Barge crash could have resulted in admiralty law claims

Most workers who are in danger of being injured or sickened in the office know that workers' compensation laws in their state will help them recover. But what if you don't know what state you were in when you were injured? What if you weren't in a state at all?

Shipborne accidents may be covered by 168-year-old law

Every American knows that we declared independence in 1776, and the Constitution guaranteed our rights a few years later. But most of the laws we know beyond the Bill of Rights are modern, often no more than a few decades old. But where do some of the older and lesser known laws apply to our lives?

More offshore rigs may mean more potential for injury

What is the top concern for workers headed to an offshore oil rig? Profit for the dangerous journey is one of them, and future job opportunities is probably another. The No. 1 worry is probably about safety, because injuries can be costly and painful as well as preventing workers from keeping their income flowing.

Why do people work on oil rigs?

Working on an oil rig, or an offshore oil drilling platform, is a tough job. It's dangerous. It's physically demanding. It's remote. If you do get injured, you could be hundreds of miles from a hospital. Workers suffer serious injuries and even die on these rigs every year.

2 Shell oil rig workers are killed off the Louisiana coast

Two oil rig workers were killed and another was injured on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana on June 30. The fatal incident happened on the Shell Auger Leg Platform, which can be found 214 miles off the coast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, at around 9 a.m.

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