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Types of Oceangoing Merchant Vessels

Ships used to transport cargo and/or passengers into the open ocean are often referred to as oceangoing merchant vessels. These ships are vital to the offshore industry—for both the completion of jobs (such as offshore drilling), and for the transportation of cargo. Below, we discuss the most common types of oceangoing merchant vessels seen on the open water. Common Types of Merchant Vessels Bulk ...
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According to 46 U.S.C. § 3309, all U.S. flag carrying vessels are required to be inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard on a regular basis. For passenger vessels, nautical school vessels, and small passenger vessels, the inspection must occur at least once per year after the initial inspection, whereas all other vessels can go as long as five years between inspections. The following vessels all require ...
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Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin have recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an injured Jones Act seaman who was hurt on the job. The accident occurred as a result of the plaintiff's co-worker failing to tie off a ladder. Because of this, the ladder plummeted to the ground striking the plaintiff. This caused injury to both his shoulder and lower back. ...
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