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Shipyards can be toxic workplaces

When people in New York think about jobs in the shipping industry, they imagine people working on a ship. However, there are many other types of occupations and some of them involve a shipyard. The National Institutes of Health point out that a shipyard is not just a place where ships are assembled. It’s also where ships are taken when they are in need of maintenance, disassembly, cleaned or need something repaired.

Royal Caribbean facing first lawsuits after storm disaster

Several weeks ago we wrote a blog post about the Royal Caribbean cruise ship the Anthem of the Seas which, as you may know from news reports, was caught in a storm last month that caused damage to the ship. Although reports at the time indicated that no one had received injuries on the ship, reports now are telling a different story.

Huge storms vs huge ships: Are cruise passengers in danger?

You may have read the news reports or even seen the videos, but what happened last week aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship is difficult to imagine unless you were there. For hundreds of passengers aboard the cruise line's Anthem of the Seas, their vacations were turned on their heads, literally, when the ship sailed into stormy seas just days into its journey.

The Maritime Labour Convention: Ensuring medical care at sea

As our more frequent readers are well aware, not all seafaring vessels have the ability to stop at a port or request medical assistance from a doctor on land at the drop of a hat. Many vessels are out at sea for days, weeks or even months at a time. But as you know, medical emergencies can happen at anytime, meaning ship operators need to be prepared for these worst case scenarios.

How will Congress' crude oil decision affect ship workers?

Even if you don't follow the markets, you've probably guessed that crude oil prices are still dropping as has been evident by looking at the price per gallon of gas at gas stations all over New York. But even bigger news still is the fact that Congress may soon end a "40-year-old ban on crude oil exports," explains CNBC.

Injured on a ferry boat? You may be owed compensation

Because of how common they are, most people know how to handle an injury-causing accident on land. They typically know who should be held liable and what laws afford them compensation for the damages they have suffered. Unfortunately, the same isn't always true with accidents that happen on the water.

Why you should consider the freeboard of a vessel before sailing

If you're unfamiliar with maritime terminology, as many across the nation are, then you've probably never heard of the term freeboard. Because you've never heard of it, you've also probably never considered how important it is when determining the safety of a vessel on certain waterways. In today's post, we'd like to explain what freeboard is to illustrate why you should consider it before operating a vessel.

If I contract norovirus on a cruise ship, am I owed compensation?

Cruise ships have long been a popular vacation option for families looking to relax and unwind without having to worry about travel, eating or sleeping arrangements. On a cruise ship, a lot of that is taken care of for you. You're well taken care of on a cruise ship, or at least that's what most cruise lines will boast.

A look at why commercial fishing is so dangerous

From the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" to National Geographic's "Wicked Tuna," it seems like just about every television network has its own show about commercial fishing. And why not? Just in the United States alone, the commercial fishing industry brings in roughly $4 billion a year, according to NOAA's most recent data. It's a huge market that many people know very little about, making these kinds of shows interesting and educational to say the least.

How common are work injuries/illnesses among water transportation workers?

There are a wide range of different water transportation occupations. Examples of water transportation workers include: captains, motorboat operators, pilots, ship engineers, deckhands, deck officers and marine oilers.

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