The maritime lawyers of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, LLP are closely monitoring the situation off of the Louisiana coast. We are watching for updates on the safety of the crew because some of them may be our former clients. We have handled MANY cases against companies like Black Elk Energy Co.; such as Transocean and obtained multi-million dollar settlements in the local Texas BP Explosion cases as well.
From the news:
An oil and gas rig off the coast of Louisiana was hit by an explosion and fire this morning, leaving crew members missing.
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a Black Elk Energy Co. oil and natural gas platform had some sort of explosion occur in the gulf coast, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky over Louisiana.
Two people are missing and "probably overboard," according to Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega.
Four people aboard the platform were airlifted for medical treatment.