Photo Credit: Adobe Stock The Jones Act is a federal statute that was passed in 1920 to help protect merchant marines – which is why many people don’t know whether it also protects today’s offshore workers. The simplest answer is that many (but not all) injuries...
You are probably already aware that working on an offshore oil rig or in the maritime industries is risky business. You have probably sat through numerous safety trainings in an attempt to help keep you safe. The value of prevention was probably emphasized in many of...
The Jones Act is a federal statute that was passed in 1920. The legislation, also known as 46 USC section 883, was put in place to protect Merchant Marines, ships and crews. Under the U.S. mandated act, certain laws are mandated to determine trade guidelines for...
If you work in the maritime industry, you likely know that there are both positive and negative aspects to this line of work. It can be exciting, and you can make good money, but at the same time, there are many risks and dangers present. Accidents are frequent, and...
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