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What makes a vessel unseaworthy?

The Jones Act protects people who work at sea. It allows injured maritime workers to sue employers for negligent behavior, such as providing an unseaworthy vessel. We have discussed unseaworthiness in the past and it is far from a nebulous concept. It is a type of...

Unseaworthiness and a fatal maritime law case

The loss of a loved one is never easy. And while the emotional toll may be more than you can bear, the financial realities of your situation can be overwhelming, too. Lost wages and funeral costs, for example, may be more than enough to throw you and your family into...

Six of the most common maritime accidents

If you’re a fisherman or work on a crew that operates out in the open water, then you’re putting your safety on the line for your employer every day. That’s a frightening prospect, and those who have already been injured in maritime accidents know the very real harm...

TWO FEARED DEAD IN OREGON FISHING VESSEL SINKING

The 32-foot White Swan III has reportedly sunk 35 miles West of Florence off the Southern Oregon Coast. A master and one crewman were believed to be aboard the vessel. The Coast Guard received a May Day message from the White Swan III master asking for emergency help saying the vessel was sinking near the Hecta Banks fishing grounds.  With…

INJURED CREWMAN ABOARD ALASKA FISHING VESSEL AMERICA’S FINEST

Thursday,  the Coast Guard airlifted an injured crewman from the F/V America’s Finest.  The crewman sustained major injuries to his foot requiring emergency medical attention.  The injured fisherman was transported to Dutch Harbor where a life flight took him onto Anchorage for treatment.  The incident happened 20 miles west of St. George Island, 92 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor.  Weather…

FISHERMEN SAVED FROM ALASKA FISHING VESSEL GLORY

Monday, two fishermen were rescued from their sinking fishing vessel near Sitka.  The crewmen radio the Coast Guard for help when after the Glory, a forty-foot fishing vessel began taking on water.  A rescue swimmer was lowered to the vessel and advised them to abandon ship.   Weather at the scene was reported to be 55- mph winds with five-foot seas. …

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