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Blogs Posted in December

12 20
When people think of the Jones Act and the benefits it offers to maritime workers, they often think of crews on commercial fishing vessels , oil platforms , barges , and jack-up rigs . These may be the most well-known in the offshore industry, but there are other maritime workers who are at just as high of a risk of harm and who need the protection that the Jones Act and other applicable laws have ...
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12 6
Maritime workers have dangerous jobs. They work on vessels in the open sea, where access to emergency assistance is not always fast or guaranteed. One of the most prominent dangers they face, ironically, involves drilling for emergencies. Lifeboat drills in particular are notoriously hazardous for the workers who perform them. Crew members have been catastrophically injured and lost their lives ...
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