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Articles and Blog Posts From November 2012 | Jones Act and Maritime Law Blog

Nine Deaths in Chinese Shipwreck

Nine people have died and seven remain missing after a fishing boat sank off the coast of the northeastern Chinese seaport of Dalian, maritime authorities said. The boat with 17 people on board sank in the wee hours of Wednesday amid strong waves during an attempt to hook the boat to a larger vessel, the authorities said. The bodies of nine of the fishermen were recovered at around 3:30 p.m., while… Read more

More Mayhem on Gulf Oil Rig

An explosion tore through an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last Friday, triggering a fire and injuring at least 11 people, authorities said. Rescue planes and helicopters are searching for at least two crew members who are still missing. The incident happened roughly 20 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, on a platform used for production, not drilling. About 28 gallons of fuel spilled… Read more

BP to Pay $4 Billion in Settlement

Last week Oil giant BP Exploration and Production Inc. settled a series of federal charges related to its conduct in the 2010 DEEPWATER HORIZON disaster, which killed 11 people and caused the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. In addition to pleading guilty to 11 counts of felony manslaughter, one count of felony obstruction of Congress, and violations of the Clean Water and Migratory… Read more

Tug Runs Aground in Alaska, Crew Rescued

Five crewmembers from the POLAR WIND were rescued after the tug and the barge it was towing went aground. The Northland Services tug was 20 miles from Cold Bay when it became separated from the barge it was dragging behind it. The two vessels went adrift while the crew was trying to reconnect the towline. According to Coast Guard Petty Officer David Mosley, weather was a factor. The Coast Guard received… Read more

Alaska Ferry Worker Injured in Bellingham

On Friday, November 2, an Alaska ferry worker was injured after a support cable snapped on the passenger loading ramp she was standing on at Bellingham Cruise Terminal, in Fairhaven. The female Alaska Marine Highway ferry ramp operator, who was not identified, was standing near the edge of the passenger ramp at 3:20 p.m., lowering it into place on the stern of the ship, witnesses said. Just as it got… Read more