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Maritime Piracy

Who is Liable for Pirate Attacks at Sea?

The pirate attack of the Maersk Alabama in 2009 was the first time a U.S. vessel had been captured by pirates since the early 19 th century. The highly publicized incident involving the capture of a cargo ship by Somali pirates raised questions as to the liability of companies in the event of a pirate attack. In a currently pending lawsuit, several crewmembers of the vessel are seeking ...
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Congress approved the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Clarification Act on July 29, 2014 in an effort to elaborate on insurance coverage for employees who work in the recreational vessel repair industry. The legislation clarifies what is considered a "recreational vessel," helping business owners and employers to determine whether they should provide general state workers compensation or ...
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