You can file your business bp claims if you are a ship owner in the Gulf Coast area. The shipping industry was greatly affected by the oil spill which happened not too long ago. There were ship owners who had to close their businesses because of the damages that they have encountered. It was painful for the business owners and at the same time to all those employees who were directly affected. The ships were ordered to stop fishing in the Gulf Coast area and decision really hurt the financial aspect of many people. It was something that those businessmen were not prepared to handle. Some were devastated with the disaster because they had to spend thousands from their own account in order to rebuild and fix the damages. There were ships that had to be cleaned thoroughly for them to function again. The owners had to pay the people who were involve in cleaning jobs and those engineers who had to fix the ships that were badly damaged. The ship owners have all the legal rights to file a lawsuit against the BP Exploration and other companies who were involved in the oil spill disaster. They need to get a good lawyer to help them win their case.