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Which cruise ship workers most risk being hurt on the job?

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.

Port of New Orleans sued over damage to oil tanker

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.

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.

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