On Wednesday, pirates attacked a containership off the coast of Benin and kidnapped six crew members.
On Wednesday, an ailing captain and his rescuer both died due to a poorly executed medevac.
On Monday, two crew members aboard Norwegian Escape suffered severe burns in an engine room fire.
Last Monday, a commercial fishing boat crew member was seriously injured by a loose crane hook.
On Monday, a tanker off the coast of Guinea was attacked by pirates. Read on to learn more.
On Friday, search and rescue efforts for an overboard 35-year old crew member of cruise ship Amsterdam were suspended.
Our firm recently filed two wrongful death lawsuits against Norwegian Cruise Line, after two crewmembers were killed during safety drills in the summer of 2016. This fatal incident is just one in a long series of lifeboat catastrophes aboard cruise ships.
The Jones Act is an important law that protects injured seamen. Find out from a Jones Act lawyer how this Act can provide important protection to seamen who get hurt.
Medevac rescues are fairly common at sea. When a passenger or crewmember aboard a cruise has a medical concern that exceeds what the on board medical professional is approved to treat, it is necessary to call in a medevac team so that the ailing individual can be taken to a nearby hospital. This week, not one but two women required medevac assistance from the same ship–the Carnival Pride–on the same day, just six hours apart.
When you are injured on the job, your employer is obligated to provide the proper care and treatment so that you can heal. When this does not happen, speaking with a trusted attorney can ensure that justice is served. This week, our firm obtained a $3.3 million dollar settlement on behalf of a Honduran seaman whose job-related injury resulted in disability.
Becoming the victim of accident, injury or wrongful death at sea is not a situation for which anyone can ever fully prepare. However, when tragedy strikes, you may assume and hope that the cruise line and local authorities will do what they can to help you achieve closure. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. This week, an unresolved death at sea came back into light, illuminating the challenging process that can be involved when a loved one dies aboard a cruise.
When you think of a cruise vacation, illegal narcotics probably do not come to mind. However, this week, that’s exactly what many passengers aboard the Island Princess were likely thinking about, as a search of their ship turned up an undisclosed quantity of drugs. Three crewmembers were arrested and charged with possession.
When most people hear of an overboard accident on a cruise ship, they assume it was a passenger who fell. However, that is not always the case. As a recent story out of Texas reminds us, crewmembers are also at risk for disappearing at sea.
Terrorism against cruise ships is not out of the question, so it’s important that the authorities know how to respond in times of emergency. This week, London law enforcement stepped up to the plate, proactively conducting a live drill on a Thames sightseeing ship.
Crewmembers are at just as much risk of injury aboard cruise ships. This week, a crewmember aboard the Emerald Princess was killed during a lifeboat reinflation. The case raises red flags as to whether proper procedures are in place to protect employees.