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Posts tagged "Injuries To Crewmembers"

The paperless wheelhouse: Requirements for electronic charts

Being able to navigate on paper charts might be a mark of an experienced sailor, but keeping a stack of charts on board is no longer a hard requirement. Even those charts you keep in the wheelhouse for backup might not be strictly necessary, according to a Coast Guard guidance released last year.

Undermanning as a cause of injuries to ferry workers

In our post last week on injuries to tug and barge workers, we noted undermanning as one of the causes of accidents. When a company is too cheap to hire enough workers, it can leave the crew members who are on board without enough capacity to handle emergencies.

Injury claims for seamen, part 2: Unseaworthy vessel

Let's continue the discussion from our previous post of legal claims available for injury or illness suffered by seamen who is employed on a vessel. There are, as the Supreme Court itself has acknowledged, a trilogy of possible claims.

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