maritime law

Schooner Accidents

An injury aboard a commercial schooner is subject to the admiralty law of maritime personal injuries. That means whether the ship (or owner) is liable for the injury depends in large part on the status of the injured person. Was the injured person a paid crewmember,...

Crew Agreements? Yes, crew agreements.

Yes, crew agreements. Federal law requires that the owner of a fishing vessel sailing from a U.S. port and of 20 gross tons or over must have a written employment agreement with each seaman. The agreement must state the effective dates of the agreement, and “the terms...

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