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Arctic Rose Sinks—Galaxy Burns—Who's Next?
Arctic Rose Sinks

On April 2, 2001, the 93' trawler ARCTIC ROSE sank so quickly no distress call was issued and 15 crewmembers died without time to even don survival suits.

On Sunday, October 20, 2002, the Galaxy explosively caught fire, leaving the 26-member crew with the choice of either burning or freezing by jumping off.

The Seattle Times - Fire Scene in Bering Sea
Why do These Accidents Happen? When Will They Stop?

We are actively involved in discovering the cause for these tragic losses. We have represented families, individual seamen, officers, deckhands, processors, and just about every variety of seamen in these terrible tragedies.

Our work has been cited in the national and local press. For example, the Seattle Times published an article regarding questions concerning insurance representatives' and adjusters' actions regarding families not represented by legal counsel. In the article appearing at the right, "Arctic Rose Legal Case Stakes High," we were quoted extensively regarding adjustment practices and troubling questions whether inappropriate pressure may have been applied to families unrepresented by legal counsel to agree to settlements without first having independent legal review.

In major maritime disaster cases we retain experts on marine safety, naval architecture, and follow the Coast Guard investigation directly.

Why? Why did This Happen?

This is a question we very often hear from survivors' families, and the survivors themselves. We can answer this question for you. Through the litigation discovery process, the truth comes out. Ships don't sink, or burn, unless something went wrong somewhere, somehow. It's our job to find out, and to tell our clients, why.

We also coordinate with other claimants' counsel when, where and how claims and/or lawsuits are filed. We share information obtained by all claimants through the discovery process.

Contact us at our Seattle office, 800-SEA-SALT, 1-800-7 32-7258, for further information.

The Seattle Times - The Mystery of the Artic Rose
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"Easy to work with, thorough and effective. Knows the maritime injury business from all angles including his own work experience. Tom was easy to work with, hard working, straightforward, and professional. I was treated with care and concern. He was very helpful in my situation, told me exactly what he could do, what to expect and the likely outcome." Chris