The Hazards of Working at Sea

Posted by John K. Fulweiler | Dec 06, 2012 | 0 Comments

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Don't let anyone tell you that working on and around the water isn't dangerous. Case in point is the recent death of a Massachusetts lobsterman. Apparently he failed to navigate the transition between two vessels, fell into the seawater and drowned. The ocean is a dynamic and unforgiving work environment. Litigating maritime personal injury and wrongful death claims exposes us to many examples of how working aboard fishboats, towboats, tugs, and cruise ships can be fraught with hazards.

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John K. Fulweiler

Proctor-In-Admiralty / Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Master Formerly a partner in a New York maritime law firm, John K. Fulweiler graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Marine Affairs degree and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. In addition to being recognized by...


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