Fishing Accidents

New Bedford Fishing Accident Prompts a Rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard

A fisherman required help from the U.S. Coast Guard when he sustained a severe hand laceration in a New Bedford fishing accident. According to the Coast Guard, the New Bedford-based fishing boat was brought to shore when it became obvious the fisherman required immediate medical attention. Are Hand Injuries Common in Fishing Accidents? Wrist and … Continue reading New Bedford Fishing Accident Prompts a Rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard

What are the Most Common Causes of Accidents On Board Ships?

While regulations have been introduced and implemented in the shipping industry to help make workers safer, there are several types of maritime accidents that seafarers are susceptible to and must be made aware of so they can take preventative measures. Workers Should Be Aware of the Following Hazards The most common types of accidents that … Continue reading What are the Most Common Causes of Accidents On Board Ships?

Are Tourist Boats Safe?

In 2010, two people drowned when a duck tour boat stalled and a river barged overran it. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the duck boat operator smelled smoke, and shut off the engine. The oncoming barge failed to receive any distress signal and the duck boat’s horn experienced a malfunction. Following the … Continue reading Are Tourist Boats Safe?

Is This Injured Longshoreman Protected By Maritime Law?

A longshoreman was driving a yard mule truck loaded with granite and iron bars at the Sun Terminals shipping container yard when it collided with a golf cart in a four-way intersecting path. The driver of the golf cart died and the longshoreman sustained injuries. It seems the shipping yard does not have signs or … Continue reading Is This Injured Longshoreman Protected By Maritime Law?

How Did This Fisherman Sustain Propeller Injuries?

A commercial fisherman was snorkeling and spearfishing earlier this month when a boat when a 32-foot boat struck him, causing serious propeller injuries to his lower body. The fisherman lost part of one leg and suffered severe injuries to the other because of the boating accident. Why Boaters Need to Be Aware of Propeller Accidents … Continue reading How Did This Fisherman Sustain Propeller Injuries?

What Did We Learn from “Deepwater Horizon?”

“Deepwater Horizon” is a movie that hit the screens last month and is a depiction of the oil rig that exploded, sank and killed 11 workers on April 20, 2010. The tragedy was also regarded as one of the worst environmental disasters to date. On that day, the cement plug in the Macondo well failed … Continue reading What Did We Learn from “Deepwater Horizon?”

Does Fatigue Put Maritime Workers at Risk?

Maritime workers are essential to the global economy. More than 90 percent of the world’s trade is shipped by sea or across navigable waters. However, the maritime industry is plagued with falls overboard, groundings caused by navigation errors, collisions, fires, drownings and even amputation injuries. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are caused by fatigued maritime … Continue reading Does Fatigue Put Maritime Workers at Risk?

What to Do After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew hit the Southeastern part of the United States hard. Residents returning to their homes may be confused on what to do next. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided some tips to help: Listen to your local officials for instructions and updates Check in with your family and friends via text or social … Continue reading What to Do After Hurricane Matthew

Lobsterman was Rescued After Being Impaled

A U.S. Coast Guard received a call around 10:15 a.m. from a crewmember aboard a lobster boat requesting aid. A 41-year-old lobsterman had been impaled with knife around 130 miles east of Cape Cod. The man ended up being rescued by helicopter and taken to the hospital. Common Causes of Lobster Fishing Accidents Lobstermen don’t … Continue reading Lobsterman was Rescued After Being Impaled

Did you know Lindsay Lohan’s Finger Amputation is One of the Top Types of Boating Accident Injuries?

Lindsay Lohan sustained a traumatic injury in a recent boating accident. According to the actress, her finger became caught in a boat’s anchor and she was dragged under the water. Upon freeing herself, the bottom part of her ring finger was ripped off and found inside the vessel. While the media is calling this a … Continue reading Did you know Lindsay Lohan’s Finger Amputation is One of the Top Types of Boating Accident Injuries?

A Marlin’s Major League Baseball Player Killed in a Boating Accident

Last month, a Miami Marlins Major League Baseball pitcher died in a tragic boating accident. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, which discovered the boat the next morning, the 32-foot boat crashed into a pile of rocks that formed a jetty and capsized, killing both the Marlin’s pitcher and two other men on board. Local … Continue reading A Marlin’s Major League Baseball Player Killed in a Boating Accident

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