Three Crew Members Missing after Oil Tanker Explosion

Three crew members are missing after an oil tanker explosion in the Sea of Azov.  Officials continue to investigate what caused this maritime accident as rescue crews search for the missing crew members.  Here is what we know so far. Russian Oil Tanker Explosion Under Investigation According to ABC News, the oil tanker explosion occurred […]

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Maritime Accidents and Injuries Common Among Ship Breakers

A new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows that maritime accidents and injuries are incredibly common among ship breakers.  In fact, traumatic maritime injuries and deaths have become a way of life for ship breakers in certain parts of the world. Sadly, occupational research is incredibly limited.  Research studies […]

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5 Steps to Take after a Maritime Injury

If you work in the maritime industry, you likely know about the hazards that come with this working environment.  But do you know what to do if you suffer a maritime injury? Sadly, many maritime workers do not know what steps to take after maritime injuries occur.  This can result in their losing out on […]

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Shipyard Workers Exposed to Lead Paint not Provided PPE

An investigation from Radio Canada has found that Canadian shipyard workers and members of the Canadian Coast Guard were not provided personal protective equipment (PPE) when tasked with working on vessels contaminated with lead paint.  According to the investigation, their employers had “strong reasons” to believe that lead paint was present.  However, they failed to […]

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COVID-19 Still Impacting 400,000 Seafarers Stranded on Ships

A new report shows that 400,000 seafarers stranded on ships continue to struggle amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  When the COVID-19 pandemic began, ships around the world were forced to halt their routes.  Cruise lines brought ships into ports, and cargo ships were left essentially stranded without the ability to enter ports or offload goods.  This […]

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Royal Caribbean Unveils New Cruise Ship Health Protocols

Royal Caribbean Group has announced new cruise ship health protocols that the company will implement on all cruise ships.  Royal Caribbean has submitted their plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for final approval.  The company hopes that the new health protocols will allow cruises to start sailing again. Healthy Sail Panel […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Maritime Injuries

If you are battling maritime injuries or illness that occurred while you were on the job, you may have many questions and concerns about what to do next.  Do I qualify for benefits? How do I support my family while I recover? What if I was intentionally harmed? Do I need a lawyer in order […]

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Typhoon Causes Livestock Ship to Sink, 42 Maritime Workers Missing

The maritime industry is reeling after a livestock ship sank off the coast of Japan last week.  The ship was carrying around 6,000 head of cattle.  All of the cattle and 42 maritime workers are still missing in the storm-tossed waters. Just days earlier, Typhoon Maysak hit the area causing rough seas and intense weather […]

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Another Sandy Hook Pilot Killed in Ladder Incident

For the second time this year, a Sandy Hook marine pilot has lost his life while attempting to climb from the pilot vessel to the ship.  In January, Maritime Injury Guide reported on the death of a Sandy Hook harbor pilot who fell as he climbed the ladder from the pilot vessel to a cargo […]

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Maritime Injury Study Aims to Reduce Unsafe Conditions Onboard Ships

Researchers have partnered together in a maritime injury project that aims to reduce unsafe conditions onboard ships.  The project is a partnership between the American Club, Lamar University and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).  Beginning in 2018, the project is a long-term initiative with the goal of developing recommendations for the maritime industry. The […]

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