Richard Martin in the News – Seacor Power Hearing

Kris Losee of Lamothe Law Firm in New Orleans by Kris Losee

The two week U.S. Coast Guard hearing into the Seacor Power capsize in the Gulf of Mexico has ended. According to John Simerman’s article in The Advocate, “Hearing Reveals Troubling Details of Capsizing.”

According to the article, even though the National Weather Service began issuing weather warnings about 9 am that morning and special marine warnings for strong thunderstorms for coast waters shortly after noon, it appears the captain of the Seacor Power had not heard the warnings and the liftboat was traveling in the Gulf in hurricane force winds when it capsized. Lamothe Law Firm attorney Richard Martin remarked, “It’s ludicrous in this day and age not to have a dedicated warm body, someone whose duty it is to alert a vessel and its master of something that’s unusual, which is what we had that day.”

Lamothe Law Firm has represented numerous injured offshore workers from Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf coast areas. 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, contact us today.

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