Aside from the captain and others who navigate the boat, there are two types of employees who work on cruise ships: artists who have aspirations of being discovered by the entertainment industry and employees who hail from poor countries looking to see the world and to support their families. The latter is most likely to get injured while working aboard a cruise ship.
Those who work on boats on the nation's rivers and seas have some of the most dangerous -- and important -- jobs in the country. Fishing crews help feed millions of Americans, while offshore oil workers keep fuel flowing to homes and cars. While many of the immediate hazards are apparent with machinery and cables, environmental problems also affect maritime workers.
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.
Many of the facts remain murky concerning the recent cruise ship death of a woman who allegedly was choked and then tossed over the topmost deck of the Royal Princess cruise liner.
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.
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.
Dock workers face a lot of daily hazards on the job, and they need to take as many steps as possible to stay safe. This will not guarantee that accidents do not happen, but it may reduce the odds of an accident and/or the severity of that accident.
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.
As hurricane season once again bears down on the Gulf Coast, those who work on offshore oil rigs are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.
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.