USS Cor Caroli (AK-91) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Cor Caroli (AK-91) was a cargo ship belonging to the Crater-class that was commissioned by the US Navy and operated by the United States Coast Guard for war operations during World War II. Throughout the war, the ship delivered different types of cargo and equipment in the war zones. After carrying out several supply missions on the West Coast, the USS Cor Caroli left for New Zealand providing assistance in the South Pacific operations. After the war, the ship suffered some revisions and it was decommissioned in November 1945. It was placed in the reserve fleet, James River Group until 1978 when it was transferred to the State of South Carolina to be sunk and used as an artificial reef near the coast of Hilton Head. The asbestos-containing materials have been proved to be dangerous under certain circumstances. Like, when they are disturbed during repair or maintenance work, they might release microscopic fibers into the air. When these fibers are inhaled by the people nearby, it can cause serious damages to their health. Treatment of an asbestos-related disease includes pain medication, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or surgery. These are life-threatening diseases and you deserve justice and compensation for medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

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Shipmates on USS Cor Caroli (AK-91)

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emlen lewis tunnel