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Happy National Maritime Day From the Team at Latti & Anderson LLP

May 22nd marks a very important day for the United States maritime industry. This day is meant to recognize one of the most vital industries. Each year, the maritime industry provides security, transports goods, creates recreational activities and, of course, brings jobs to our country. National Maritime Day is a day to take pause and honor the seafarers that have always held a special place in our country’s history. Why Do We Celebrate National Maritime Day on May 22? On May 22, 1819, the Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia as America’s first transoceanic voyage to ever take place with steam propulsion. Though Congress declared May 22nd as National Maritime Day in 1933, a few years later, World War II would claim more than 6,700 American Merchant Marine lives. Hundreds more would be captured and detained as prisoners of war and approximately 800 ships were sunk or damaged during this…
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Visit With Our Maritime Attorneys at the Working Waterfront Festival!

The nationwide maritime attorneys at Latti & Anderson are proud to sponsor the Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford at the Steamship Pier, which will take place this weekend! Look for our sponsor booth, where we will be involved in a scallop-shucking contest and net mending. Our maritime attorneys will be mingling with those in attendance and plan to hand out coffee mugs to anyone who stops by. We will also be handing out knives to scallop fishermen. For more information about the festival, you can visit its website by clicking here. Guests will be able to walk the decks during the festival along with anglers, dine on fresh seafood, see fishing contests and watch cooking demonstrations. Admission to the festival is free and parking will be available at the Elm Street Garage. Hours are Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m….
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Latti & Anderson Secures $8 Million Burn Injury Settlement

The attorneys at Latti & Anderson LLP are proud to announce that they have successfully obtained an $8 million settlement for a severely burned marine engineer’s family. The case involved an engineer working on a tugboat that was purchased by a defendant, which had undergone a major overhaul including complete rebuild of the vessel’s main diesel engines. A couple days into a voyage on the boat, the engineer was working in the engine room on the starboard side of the vessel when a pipe containing pressurized oil cracked spraying lubricate towards the engine. Upon contact with the exhaust manifold, the oil ignited causing in a continuous jet of burning flames to shoot up to the ceiling of the engine room and the stairwell- the only means of escape from the engine room. As the engine room filled with fire and smoke, the engineer was able to make it up the…
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