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New Hampshire maritime attorneys represent commercial fishermen, merchant seamen and recreational boaters hurt at sea.

Could Inadequate Mooring Cause an Allision?

According collinsdictionary.com, mooring is the act of “dropping a permanent anchor”, and the Meriam-Webster dictionary defines allision as “the action of dashing against or striking upon.” Unfortunately, if the act of mooring has any connection to an allision, it is because the mooring failed to prevent the allision. Near the end of November, the National Transportation Safety Board cited inadequate mooring as the cause of an April 2013 bridge allision. According to Professional Mariner, the incident involved a 473-foot tanker, which collided with the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire after breaking loose from its moorings. While there were no injuries as a result of the allision, reportedly, the incident caused $2.5 million in damage to the bridge and $1 million in damage to the tanker. Lawyers That Handle Maritime Accident Cases Working on the water is difficult and unforgiving, even when conditions are at their best. Therefore,…
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What Should I Do If I Was Hurt in a Tanker Accident?

Under maritime laws such as the Jones Act, if you are hurt in a tanker accident due to negligence or unseaworthiness, you are entitled to compensation for lost wages, hospital bills and more. However, proving your employer’s dangerous operations or mistakes led to your injury can often be difficult without the assistance of a qualified attorney. Our nationwide maritime lawyers have been successfully helping maritime workers and their families hold those at fault for their pain and suffering accountable and recover the compensation they are owed for over 50 years. Memorial Bridge Damaged in Maine Tanker Accident On March 7, an oil tanker crashed into the Memorial Bridge, which connects Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to Foster’s Daily Democrat. The tanker accident happened about 5:15 a.m. when the 600-foot vessel, which was headed out to sea on the Piscataqua River after unloading diesel fuel at the Sprague Oil…
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Maritime Lawyer: New Hampshire Man Convicted in Fatal Boating Accident

A New Hampshire man has been convicted on two counts of negligent homicide for a fatal boating accident that occurred on Northwood Lake in July 2012. The man was convicted by a jury on December 19 and is being held without bail. After deliberating for three hours, the Rockingham County jury came to an agreement that the 34-year-old man was intoxicated and negligently operating the boat when he killed his 28-year-old passenger. Prosecutors claimed in the trial that the defendant had been drinking all morning on the day of the incident, and drank throughout the day while he was driving friends around on the lake in his boat. A county attorney also argued that the defendant’s actions were illegal from the start, considering he had no license to operate the boat and no boater training. The defendant was allegedly illegally operating the 18-foot boat when he hit a wake, causing…
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