Friday, February 3, 2023
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Family of Fatally-Injured Offshore Worker Wins $27 Million Verdict

A Louisiana jury has awarded more than $27 million to the family of an offshore worker who was fatally injured in a 2018 workplace accident on an oil and

February 3, 2023
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Monday, December 19, 2022

Here’s Why 32,000+ Abandoned & Orphaned Offshore Wells Litter the Outer Continental Shelf

Sitting about 12 miles off the Louisiana coast near the mouth of the Mississippi River, an abandoned well has been spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the

December 19, 2022
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Monday, September 19, 2022

Uncovering the Hazards of Abandoned & Derelict Maritime Vessels

$2.6 million. That was the cost of raising the Respect, a 150-foot tugboat that sank in 2006 after thieves stole the copper plug from the vessel’s sea chest.

September 19, 2022
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Thursday, July 28, 2022

What Happens When Offshore Workers Are Injured at Sea?

At about 10:30 a.m. on July 18, 2022, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter approached the Malto Hope, a bulk carrier located about 57 miles off the coast of Newport,

July 28, 2022
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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Why Aren’t There Reliable Statistics on Offshore Worker Fatalities?

There were 6 deaths and 274 injuries from offshore incidents in 2020, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)—a government

May 31, 2022
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Monday, May 23, 2022

Weather-Related Maritime Disasters: Can Mother Nature Be Blamed for Lost Vessels & Lives?

Weather is a constant risk at sea, and wind is the driving force behind it. Wind generates waves and ocean swells. When wind flows over warm ocean water, it

May 23, 2022
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Monday, March 28, 2022

A History of American Maritime Law

“I am indeed lord of the world, but the Law is the lord of the sea. This matter must be decided by the maritime law of the Rhodians, provided

March 28, 2022
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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

The Rapidly Growing Offshore Wind Industry’s Impact on Worker Safety

As a part of her 2022 State of the State Address, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York would be investing $500 million in offshore wind. If carried

March 9, 2022
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A Maritime Worker’s Guide to Winter Safety

December 21 marks the first day of winter in 2021. As temperatures drop across the Northern Hemisphere, maritime workers will face new challenges that put

December 14, 2021
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