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What are the dangers that ship's engine room workers face?

Of all the roles that you can hold on a ship, working in a boiler room is one of the riskier jobs. The high temperatures and pressure systems in a ship's engine room can make for a hazardous work environment. Accidents may happen even you implement the best safety and precaution measures in the ship's boiler room.

How safe is it to ride or work on ferries?

Many individuals use ferries to get from where they live to their Manhattan job every day. Product distributors or logistics companies also use ferries to transport vehicles and other types of cargo, goods and materials between ports. While many of these everyday occurrences go off without a hitch, there are instances in which unfortunate accidents occur, and either passengers or workers get hurt. Individuals may sue for compensation for their injuries or loss in cases like these.

Federal legislation exists to protect injured deck workers

If you've ever been to a marina or a docking port, then you've likely noticed that it's a hub of activity. You're apt to see recreational boats, cruise ships or large cargo barges come and go for hours on end depending on which one of these harbors that you visit. One of the hardest jobs at these ports is that of a dockworker or longshoreman. It's also a dangerous position for someone to have.

What does unseaworthiness mean?

Commercial boat accidents are much like plane crashes. They don't happen all that frequently, but when they do, they're often catastrophic. One of the reasons why water vessels become involved in serious accidents and people aboard often end up hurt is due to unseaworthiness. This is a term that legal analysts use to describe any situation that renders a boat unsafe and causes injuries.

What are the dangers associated with navigating rough seas?

It doesn't matter whether you are skippering a small boat or serving as a captain to a large ship. The one thing that the individual charged with navigating a water vessel most dreads is operating it in rough seas. Doing this puts crew and passengers at a significant risk of getting hurt.

Fires on cargo vessels raise concerns about safety regulations

A life at sea is, as legend has it, full of untold riches for the right adventurer. But the reality for modern sailors is often untold dangers, as operating and working on large cargo vessels remains one of the most problematic careers for U.S.-based workers.

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