Asbestos on Patrol Ships
Many Navy Vessels, including patrol boats, built before the 1980s are known to contain asbestos.
Patrol ships are small and fast which makes them the idea ship to run non-hostile missions to maintain a peaceful maritime landscape and alert more war-ready vessels of impending danger. Patrol ships were quite useful during World War II, they saved thousands of lives by scouting ahead of the allies’ war fleet. Unfortunately, while crewmembers of patrol vessels were scouting for danger from enemy ships, they were being exposed to danger in their own ship. These men were exposed to asbestos from boilers, piping, and ventilation systems.
Anyone who served on a patrol ship should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.
USCGC Aurora (WPC 103)
The U.S. Coast Guard Ship Aurora was built in 1931, when asbestos was commonly used throughout ships. Decommissioned in 1968, many who served or worked on her now suffer from mesothelioma.
- Classification: Patrol Ship
- Status: Disposed of through sale
- Fleet: Coast Guard
- Launch Date: 11/28/1931
- Commission Date: 12/21/1931
- Decommission Date: 1/17/1968
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Asbestos lung cancer and Mesothelioma lawsuits involving active-duty or retired members of the U.S. military involve additional, complex legal issues and considerations.
At The Gori Law Firm, you’ll find lawyers with extensive experience in military asbestos and Mesothelioma cases, and a staff that is highly qualified and specially trained to assist us in handling these difficult cases. We also work diligently to help people living with Mesothelioma obtain a trial date within six to nine months from the time their lawsuit is filed.
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