Category: Fishing Vessel Accidents

Three Crewmen Missing After Container Ship Strikes and Sinks Fishing Boat in Gulfport MS

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Maritime Accidents,Mississippi Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on May 20, 2011

GULFPORT, MS – On May 19, 2011 the fishing vessel Sandy Point, owned by Omega Protein was struck broadside and sunk by a 660 foot container ship. Three crewman remain missing. Gulfport is located in Harrison County, Mississippi in the southern part of the state with a shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico. Gulfport is… read more

Fisherman Dies After Falling Into Freezing Harbor in New Bedford MA

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Massachusetts Maritime News on February 4, 2011

NEW BEDFORD, MA – On Tuesday, January 28, 2011, a fisherman died after falling into the icy New England waters while boarding a fishing boat near Eastern Fisheries on Hassey Street in New Bedford, MA. New Bedford is located in Bristol County, Massachusetts in the southwestern part of the state about 58 miles south of… read more

Fishing Boat Sinks in Scituate, MA After Crash With Freighter

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Injured Fishermen,Massachusetts Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on February 3, 2011

SCITUATE, MA – A fishing boat sank in Scituate harbor after it collided with a 600-foot cargo ship on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Scituate is located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts in the southeastern part of the state, about in the 31 miles southeast of Boston.

Louisiana Maritime Lawyer Sues Couvillion Group on Behalf of Georgia Man

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Jones Act,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Lawsuits,Mississippi Maritime News on November 8, 2010

USDC FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA  – Louisiana maritime lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP represent a 32 year old man from Tifton, Georgia, who suffered injuries as a result of a incident which occurred on or about September 11, 2010 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Plaintiff sustained severe and permanent personal injuries when, after loading… read more

Barge Accident Shuts Down Houston Ship Channel; $1 Billion in Losses Expected

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Texas Maritime News on October 4, 2010

BAYTOWN, TX. – The tow boat Safety Quest, pushing three barges of scrap metal, hit the high-line electrical tower which carries lines across the Houston Ship Channel, located at the narrowest point of the shipping artery. The accident occurred at around 6 a.m. Sunday morning, October, 3rd, in Baytown, Texas shutting down the Houston Ship… read more

Injured Fisherman Rescued Off Oregon Shore by Coast Guard

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Injured Fishermen,Seattle Maritime News,World Maritime News on September 13, 2010

FLORENCE, ORE. – Mike Saiville, a fisherman who worked aboard the fishing vessel, Ocean Force, was rescued Tuesday, August 31, by the Coast Guard HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Station Newport, Ore., supported by a second HH-65C helicopter crew from Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore. At the time of the rescue, Ocean Force was located… read more