BSEE Report Issued Following Jacob Gerald Allision

by | Feb 24, 2023 | Maritime Law, Offshore accidents

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released its investigation report on the November 19, 2022 allision when the vessel Jacob Gerald struck the West Delta (WD) 31 Platform “E-DRL” Platform in the Gulf of Mexico.  At the time of the incident, the vessel was transporting personnel to the platform when it struck it.  One production operator was transported to shore for medical care.

The BSEE report determined the probable cause of the incident:

  • Human Performance Error – Inattention to task/Fatigue: Captain fell asleep at the helm.

When an offshore accident like this one occurs, there are often multiple causes which contribute to it.  Safe offshore companies must insure that adequate precautions are taken, including proper communication between workers, and adequate supervision from the managers on site.  Safe offshore companies must also have adequate Job Safety Analyses to protect both their employees and contractors and the environment.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime injury and wrongful death litigation in courts across the country and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives as a result of the negligence of another party, or been seriously injured.  We have handled numerous cases involving injuries that occurred on offshore platforms, including previously handling a lawsuit involving an incident that occurred on the Jacob Gerald. The experienced offshore accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of an accident.  Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.