A cargo ship is a vessel used for the transportation of various types of cargo, typically between U.S. ports. These vessels are a vital part of the U.S. economy. Cargo ships dock at various Louisiana ports for the purpose of loading and/or offloading cargo. When cargo is offloaded from vessels at ports, it is usually taken and placed on a nearby railway or commercial truck for transportation to a destination within the U.S.
A specific type of cargo ship is the container ship. These cargo vessels carry large containers filled with goods. These containers are often the “boxes” that you see on trains. The containers are filled with goods and then placed directly onto railways or stored in shipyards.
Tankers, dry-bulk carries, and multipurpose vessels are all other types of cargo ships. These vessels differ depending on the task that they are meant to do. Some tanker vessels carry petroleum and other combustible chemicals, which makes transportation even more dangerous for the maritime workers involved.
Maritime workers who work on cargo ships often fall victim to serious accidents including, deck accident, equipment failures, fall accidents, and fires and explosions.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a cargo ship accident, it is very important that you contact a highly skilled, offshore maritime injury lawyer immediately. Learn about your legal rights from an experienced offshore maritime injury attorney by filling out our free, no obligation case review form located on this website.