Fishing boats use deck winches for winding ropes that control the fishing equipment used by fisherman. These winches, however, are dangerous and deadly. Those who have worked on fishing boats may have witnessed the horrible dangers presented by these vital pieces of equipment.
When you book a cruise in California or anywhere along the West Coast, you are probably anticipating nothing but sunshine, relaxation, exploration and great food. One of the last things you would expect to encounter is unruly guests ruining the trip for everyone else on the ship. Unfortunately, at the Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates, we know that this scenario occurs occasionally.
Your son got married last month. He and his new bride decided to take a cruise to Alaska for their honeymoon. It was their dream vacation. But when the ship hit some unforeseen turbulence, it toppled onto some protruding rocks. Your son did not make it out alive.
You've spent the last decade working in the maritime industry, and you avoided major injuries for years. It's a sometimes chaotic, dangerous profession, so you know how lucky you were.