Lamothe Law Firm at the Coast Guard Hearing for Seacor Power Tragedy

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Richard Martin with Seacor Power survivor Dwayne Lewis. Photo by Max Becherer, The Advocate New Orleans

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a hearing this week into the deadly wreck of the Seacor Power liftboat on April 13, 2021. The hearing is being livestreamed. This Marine Board of Investigation hearing includes participation from the National Transportation Safety Board who is running a parallel investigation with the Coast Guard.

Dwayne Lewis provided emotional testimony yesterday about the events leading up to the capsize of the Seacor Power liftboat, his escape through the window of his stateroom after the liftboat rolled and subsequent rescue from the Gulf water by a shrimp boat hours later. The Details of Capsizing Kick off Seacor Hearing article written by John Simerman of The Advocate describes the first day of the Coast Guard hearing proceedings.

Lamothe Law Firm has represented numerous claimants from Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf coast areas who were injured while working offshore. Frank Lamothe has over 50 years’ experience in representing maritime and offshore workers. He has lectured to national audiences of lawyers on maritime and offshore law. Richard Martin’s maritime litigation experience includes claims under the Jones Act, Section 905b of the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the Extension of Admiralty Jurisdiction Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, the Public Vessels Act, and the Suits in Admiralty Act. His understanding of how to try and win these cases is enhanced by his personal work experience as a deckhand on towboats and offshore boats, a roustabout worker on rigs and platforms, and as a U.S. Navy bridge watch standing officer on an aircraft carrier. Richard also writes articles for lawyers for publications in the area of maritime and offshore law.

Contact us today to speak with an experienced and qualified maritime attorney who can evaluate your claim and determine the best way to protect your interests and get you the compensation you deserve.

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