Reports indicate that Houston-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for in $139,000,000 to perform dredging work at the Port of Corpus Christi. This is the third phase of the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project which will involve deepening and widening the inner channel at the port to accommodate larger, deeper-draft vessels. The expected completion date is June 2023.
Despite the importance of a project like this to the local Corpus Christi economy, safe dredging companies like Great Lakes must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their crew members. When dredge operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on their vessels, dangerous incidents can result. This not only puts the lives of hardworking seamen at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.
Our experienced lawyers handle maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation of all kinds 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 lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country, including previously handling cases against Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.
The experienced and aggressive vessel accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of an accident on a dredge. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to maritime injuries, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.