Maritime Injury Claims Against Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership
Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership operates two of the larger commercial fishing vessels in the United States: the M/V Excellence and the M/V Phoenix. Both vessels operate off the waters of Alaska as motherships in the Alaska Pollock fishery, as well as off the coasts of Washington and Oregon as motherships in the Pacific Hake fishery. Once catch is transferred from various catcher trawl vessels to the Excellence and Phoenix, the fish is processed aboard the vessels at sea.
The M/V Excellence carries a crew of just under 150 people; while the M/V Phoenix’s crew numbers just under 120. Both vessels process fish to make fillets, surimi, roe, fish meal and fish oil.
Given the complex nature of transferring trawl bags from catcher vessels to the Excellence and Phoenix, as well as multiplicity of processing methods – each incorporating an array of various machinery, even the most safety conscious deckhand and processor is subject to the hazards associated with the long hours and physical demands of vessel work. As one employed in one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, those employed aboard the Excellence and Phoenix are entitled to a number of maritime benefits if injured. Just like a shore side worker in an office covered by workers’ compensation insurance, these vessels carry maritime injury insurance to cover those deckhands and processors who are injured or become ill.
If you are injured or become ill while in the service of the Excellence or Phoenix, know your rights. Call the maritime attorneys at Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP, to discuss your rights and claims for compensation – including medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering – under the Jones Act and general maritime law.
Our team of attorneys and staff are experienced both on the deck and in the courtroom, and will assure your interests are protected, and that you are compensated to the fullest extent under the maritime law. Contact us online or call Call for a free consultation.