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COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR FALLEN TANKER CREWMAN


A massive, multi-agency search continues for a tanker ship crewman who fell overboard 20 miles south of Ambrose Channel, the main shipping lanes to and from the Port of New York and New Jersey, at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The man, whose name has not been released, is a crewman aboard the Overseas Altamar, a 600-foot tanker ship that was headed to New York. Crew members report that the man was wearing a life jacket when he fell, and that they were able to throw him a life ring before radioing for help. Hopefully, the life jacket and life ring will be able to keep this man afloat and alive until he is found.

Vessel instability and poor ship design are common causes of dangerous falls aboard ships. If you have been injured in an accident of this type, call Stacey Trueb & Jacobsen to talk about your possible claim, or visit our website for more information about maritime law and the Jones Act.

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