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Are Icebergs Still an Accident Risk for New York Maritime Workers?

It was a century ago that the Titanic collided with an iceberg leading to more than 1,500 deaths and the sinking of the ship. While there has not been a recent loss of life at sea due to iceberg collisions that does not mean that the risks posed by icebergs are a thing of the past. The icebergs have not gone away. Instead, steps have been taken to reduce accidents. Since the possibility of an iceberg accident has not been eliminated and there are, of course, other risks for maritime workers, it is important to know how to contact a New York maritime attorney if you have been injured at sea.

How Iceberg Accidents Are Prevented in the 21st Century

Since 1913, the International Ice Patrol has monitored the icebergs in the North Atlantic. Today, icebergs are often spotted from the air and then accurately mapped via a computer program. A second computer program can predict the icebergs projected path. Together, this information is useful to mariners who now know where to expect bergs and to change their path accordingly.

How to Contact a New York Maritime Attorney if You've Been Injured

Of course, no system is foolproof. An iceberg may be missed or follow an unpredictable path, or a crew may fail to look at the ice patrol information and a collision may occur. If you have been hurt because of an iceberg at sea, or if you have lost a loved one, then it is important to contact a New York maritime accident lawyer as soon as possible for a FREE consultation.

You can reach our New York maritime injury attorneys at 1-800-3-MAY-DAY or 1-800-362-9329 for more information. We also encourage you to read our FREE publication: The Legal Rights of Injured Seamen and Other Commercial Mariners.

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