Accidents by Location

Boat Collision in Maine Claims One Life

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Coast Guard and the Maine Marine Patrol are investigating the cause of a boat collision between two fishing vessels in which one person died and one person was rescued offshore of Schoodic Point, Maine, Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Dead is Frank Jordan from the fishing vessel Linda Diane. Jordan’s crewman … Continue reading Boat Collision in Maine Claims One Life

Lobstermen Rescued After Nine Hours in Raft

Even experienced boaters can have mishaps on the water. All it takes is a dark night, some thick fog and an inconveniently positioned rock or two. Two Maine lobstermen spent one terrifying night adrift in an inflatable life raft after their fishing vessel hit a ledge in thick fog last month and quickly sank. The … Continue reading Lobstermen Rescued After Nine Hours in Raft

Water Taxi and Recreational Boat Collide, Leaving Three Hurt

A collision between a water taxi and a pleasure boat in Maine’s Casco Bay left three injured, according to Professional Mariner. The accident happened on September 7 off the southern quarter of the island of Fort Gorges around 10 p.m. The recreational boat was carrying two people and the water taxi was carrying seven, including … Continue reading Water Taxi and Recreational Boat Collide, Leaving Three Hurt

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 … Continue reading What Should I Do If I Was Hurt in a Tanker Accident?

Maine Barge Accident Leads to Damariscotta River Oil Spill

On February 7, a barge sunk into the Damariscotta River leading to an oil spill, according to WCSH NBC 6 in Portland, Maine. The accident happened near an aquaculture farm in the village of Walpole, Maine around 8 a.m. No one was reported to have been injured in the accident. After the accident, the barge … Continue reading Maine Barge Accident Leads to Damariscotta River Oil Spill

US Representative’s Husband Suffers Head Injury in Maine Boating Accident

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree’s husband suffered significant brain trauma during a boating accident in Portland Harbor. The couple and four others were riding a water taxi back from a wedding earlier this month when the taxi collided with a powerboat near Fort Gorges. Pingree’s husband was rushed to the Maine Medical Center and two others … Continue reading US Representative’s Husband Suffers Head Injury in Maine Boating Accident

Two Fisherman Hospitalized Due to Poisonous Gas

Two Maine fishermen were hospitalized after nearly suffocating due to poisonous gas created by rotting fish. One crewmember was undertaking his duties in the hold of the boat when he suddenly was overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas created by the rotting fish. He lost his balance and fell to the bottom of the hold. Another … Continue reading Two Fisherman Hospitalized Due to Poisonous Gas

Jones Act Lawyers Look at Maritime Accidents in Maine

Maine is the northernmost and easternmost state in the New England region of the United States. The Atlantic Ocean borders Maine to the east and south, and the Pine Tree State is known for its lobster, clam and groundfishing industries. Maine has 44 ports, including: Port of Eastport, Port of Portland, Port of Searsport, Bangor … Continue reading Jones Act Lawyers Look at Maritime Accidents in Maine

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