On October 17, 2020, the oil tanker M/V ATINA struck an offshore platform owned by Cox Operating, LLC. At approximately 4:30 a.m., the M/V ATINA drifted off anchorage and forcefully collided with the northwest corner on the north side of Cox Oil Platform 58-B in the Gulf of Mexico located off the coast of Louisiana. At the time of the incident, numerous crewmembers were on the platform who had to be evacuated by helicopter. It is unclear at this time what injuries were sustained, both by crewmembers on the vessel and the workers on the oil platform.
The vessel, a crude oil tanked built in 2015, is operated by Houston, Texas-based Koch Shipping LLC. The vessel is owned and managed by Ciner Ship Management from Turkey. The vessel is owned by Hanzhou 1 Ltd.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has handled numerous lawsuits involving offshore platforms on behalf of injured workers from all over the world. Spagnoletti Law Firm previously represented the family members of Filipino offshore workers who were on the Black Elk Energy offshore oil platform that exploded in 2012. Our lawyers have extensive experience in offshore personal injury and wrongful death litigation and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party.
The experienced and aggressive maritime attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.