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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