You are not alone if the thought of repetitive stress injuries calls to mind a grocery-store clerk or an office worker who uses a computer for much of their New York job. But this type of injury can happen to any worker—anywhere—who does the same task over and over throughout the day, and that includes seamen, longshoremen and other maritime workers as well. At Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha, we know how important medical treatment can be to your future, financial and otherwise. We work with many people who have been injured on vessels, helping to ensure they get the care they deserve.
The maritime is a beautiful, unique industry. As such, its processes and regulations are just as unique.
A cruise adventure is often just as much about the journey as the destination itself. This is why countless New Yorkers choose floating vacations that lead to thrilling and luxurious beaches and cities. With the endless perks of choosing this type of vacation, there are safety aspects to be aware of, as well.
On January 23 of this year, a passenger tumbled from the Carnival Triumph into the Gulf of Mexico. After several days of looking for the woman, the Mexican Navy eventually called off the search.
Most unions representing seaman, longshoremen and civilian mariners take great care of their members. They work hard to ensure that fair wages are upheld, that working conditions meet state and federal safety standards, and most importantly, that legitimate grievances are properly and promptly addressed.
Most New Yorkers go about their days without giving thought toward the dangers of some industries. Meanwhile, countless fishery workers take risks while on the job. Although fish is an essential food across the country -- not to mention the fact that it provides employment for thousands -- it is one of society's more dangerous pursuits when considered commercially. The safety of this line of work is an aspect of this industry that many experts have warned about for decades. Is it really as dangerous as some might say?
When people in New York board a commercial boat designed to transport them from one place to another, they should be able to trust that the operators of the craft will keep them safe. Many things contribute to making this happen including operating a boat properly and navigating weather and other obstacles appropriately. In addition, entities that own and manage commercial boats like ferries or cruise liners should ensure that all vessels are maintained and are safe for travel.