Louisiana Maritime Accidents – Jones Act & Maritime Lawyer Richard Serpe

Louisiana - Maritime Lawyer Richard SerpeReportedly, the Louisiana maritime industry leads the United States in domestic maritime employment. According to 2014 statistics, 1 in 83 jobs in Louisiana are connected to the maritime industry in some way, which is two times that of any other state.

Louisiana's maritime employment includes shipyards, marine terminals, vessel operators, bulk cargo, tugboats, towboats, barges, commercial fishing, and much more-- maritime workers serve an important role in the community.

"Louisiana is critical to our nation's domestic maritime industry because of its proximity to the lower Mississippi River, which connects 31 states through a critical 14,500-mile system of inland waterways.Tugboats play an important role in this vast port network, safely escorting and maneuvering large container, tanker, and bulk cargo ships in Louisiana waters, as do towboats and barges which move millions of barrels of petroleum products every month," said Tom Allegretti, President & CEO of the American Waterways Operators.

According to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture, Louisiana's fishing industry  catches approximately 25% of all seafood landed in the United States. Louisiana's commercial fishing industry also hold the recorded for the largest catch ever landed in a single year.


Louisiana Maritime Injures & Accidents

Earning a living on, or near, the ocean is a dangerous business. This is especially true in Louisiana where the Mississippi River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Gulf are heavily used by commercial ships and vessels, increasing the likelihood of accidents and collisions. Whether its caused by the sheer unpredictably of the ocean, faulty equipment,  negligent coworkers, etc., if you are injured you may want to contact an experienced Maritime and Jones Act attorney to ensure your rights are protected.

Maritime Accident Lawyer Richard Serpe

Richard Serpe obtained an advanced degree in Maritime law from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana after receiving his law degree from Tulane. He is also licensed to practice law in the state of Louisiana. He has helped victims of Maritime accidents for over 29 years. If you would like to setup a free consultation (no obligation) to speak with Richard Serpe, contact us at 877-544-5323.

Notable ports in Louisiana include: Port of New Orleans, Port of South Louisiana, Port of Baton Rouge, Port of Shreveport - Bossier, Red River Port, Natchitoches Parish Port, Port of Krotz Springs, Port of Lake Charles, West Calcasieu Port, Abbeville Harbor & Terminal, Port of Iberia, Port of West St. Mary, Morgan City Harbor & Terminal, Terrebonne Port, LA Millennium Port Authority, Port Fourchon, Jefferson Parish Port, Plaquemines Parish Port, St. Bernard Port, St. Bernard Port, Alexandria Port, Vidalia Port, Columbia Port, Madison Port, Greater Ouachita Port, Lake Providence Port.

Louisiana Maritime News & Info

  • Gulf Drillship Accident Death

    Death of Drillship Worker in the Gulf Launches Investigation Federal officials have begun investigating the death of a drillship worker in the Gulf of Mexico. The man was reportedly fatally injured at a job site 200 miles south of the Louisiana coast. The Pacific San Andrea drillship, part of the Houston-based Pacific Drilling Company, had Continue Reading →

  • El Faro Wrongful Death Lawsuits

    When the El Faro cargo ship disappeared amidst Hurricane Joaquin earlier this month, families held out hope that their loved ones would be found safe. Nearly a month later, however, none of the mariners aboard the ship have been found. Instead, wreckage and a body have been discovered. Tragically, it is likely that the entire crew Continue Reading →

  • Drunken Boating Can Easily Turn Deadly

    We all know how dangerous it is to drink and drive. Alcohol effects our reaction time, our depth perception, our balance and most critically, our judgment. All of these effects are multiplied when you drink in the hot sun on a boat. The motion of the water and relaxed atmosphere of the boat contribute to Continue Reading →

  • Marine Towing Industry Safety Report Reveals Dangers

    The Coast Guard has released a new safety report detailing incidents, fatalities and injuries occurring over the last ten years. The report summarizes a decade of deaths, workplace injuries and other incidents in the hopes of better understanding how and why these accidents occur. The most common incidents include allisions (the collision between a moving Continue Reading →

  • Cruise Passenger Protection Act Introduced by Congressmen

    Three members of Congress have introduced a new Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA), seeking to build onto the previous Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act. That act, signed by President Obama in 2010, was just the first step in protecting American cruise passengers. The new Cruise Passenger Protection Act will expand on the safety and Continue Reading →