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On Monday May 20, 2013, the high-line catcher processor F/V ARCTIC STORM caught fire exposing more then 125 crew to smoke and other dangerous fire related fumes as the vessel floundered approximately 30 miles west of Grays Harbor, Washington. Approximately 80 Crew evacuated to other Seattle based vessels fishing in the area including the NORTHERN VOYAGER, GOLDEN ALASKA, SEA DAWN AND THE EXCELLENCE. 42 Crew remained on board to fight the fire. A rescue tug is en-route to tow the crippled vessel to Aberdeen, Washington where the Coast Guard will conduct a full investigation into the cause of the fire. Should you work at sea and need the assistance of experienced maritime counsel, call Seattle Maritime Attorneys Gordon Webb and John Merriam - maritime lawyers with experience at sea and in the courtroom.

Seattle Based Catcher Processor F/V ARCTIC STORM Catches Fire

Client Reviews
John has helped me get my pay. He REALLY went up to bat for me, I can't recommend him highly enough. Jamie
There are very few people I trust in this world but John Merriam is at the top of my list he not only is a man of outstanding character and morals as well as honest but he truly cares about his clients well being and situation… Matthew
I lost most of my vision from an accident at sea. Gordon handled my case with motivation and haste that I could imagine would have been the way he would have handled it if it had been him who was injured. I was ver impressed by how much he cared and especially his work ethic. Andrew
Gordon helped me and family get through a very hard time. I was severely injured, and Gordon was able to settle my case for more than i was hoping for. If anything else happens he will be the first person I call. Kerrey
I very much appreciated the sense of urgency that Gordon Webb demonstrated as he handled my case. Emails and phone calls were returned almost instantly, questions were answered and solutions were offered. Gordon's firm came highly recommended and I am very pleased that I made the right choice to hire him. Maureen