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Archive for July, 2012

U.S. D. C. EASTERN DISTRICT OF La. NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a Mississippi seaman who was injured onboard the M/V Jean Pierre and who was employed by Premier Industries, Inc. at the time of the incident.

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Offshore drillers in the U.S. are relying on the wrong set of data in its quest to prevent major accidents like the Deepwater Horizon blowout, says the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s investigation of the 2010 incident.   ... Read More

A 110-foot dredge and the tugboat that was pushing it capsized and partially sank Thursday morning in Lake Huron, spilling diesel but luckily sparing any injuries to crewmembers. ... Read More

LAKEPORT, Mich. –  According to authorites a 110-foot dredging barge sank in Lake Huron early Thursday, July 19, and a tugboat that was pushing the barge capsized, spilling thousands of gallons of diesel fuel. No injuries were reported.

Photo shows parts of the Arthur J., a 110-foot commercial dredge, above the waters of lower Lake Huron after it sank, July 19, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Port Huron, Mich.

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Ferry Boat Allision

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An investigation into the May 7 allision involving an Alaskan ferry with a pier in Petersburg, AK faults the captain for making a “maneuvering error” while fighting strong currents. ... Read More

ROME, Italy — In an interview that was broadcast on Tuesday, July 10, the captain of the shipwrecked cruiseliner Costa Concordia said he was distracted by a phone conversation shortly before the cruise liner crashed into a reef and capsized  near the harbor of Giglio Porto on June 20, 2012 killing 32 people.

Photo shows a boat with rescue workers sailing in front of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia near the harbour of Giglio Porto June 20, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi.

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St. Louis, Mo. — A barge worker was killed Tuesday night on June 12, after attempting to rescue a family whose small bass boat got hung up on a group of barges and stranded them in a marooned fishing boat on the Mississippi River near downtown St. Louis.

Map showing location of fatal barge worker accident in the Mississippi River in St. Louis, MO on June 13, 2012.

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