A fisherman had to be airlifted after being injured aboard the fishing vessel Muir Milach near Ilwaco, WA on June 29. A helicopter from Coast Guard Station Astoria and a lifeboat crew from Station Cape Disappointment were dispatched to assist the man, who was later transported to a hospital in Portland, Ore.
Commercial fishing is an occupation with a high risk of injury. If injured while at work aboard fishing vessel, be sure to find out about your rights to compensation under maritime law and the Jones Act. Contact the experienced maritime lawyers at Beard Stacey Trueb & Jacobsen for a free consultation and explore our website for FAQs and basic maritime law information.