If you have ever been involved in a boating accident, you will know all about the stress, strain, and the confusion involved in such an incident out on the water. Even if you were fortunate and no one was hurt in the accident, you may still be left with expensive repairs that need to be carried out … [Read more...]
Maritime Workers Compensation – The Basics
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance most employers must buy to protect their employees when a job-related injury occurs. Maritime workers’ compensation provides compensation for maritime workers. Many of these workers are in high-risk environments. The working conditions, dangerous … [Read more...]
What is a Longshoreman?
A longshoreman is a person who loads and unloads cargo onto ships at a dock or port. Also called dockers or dock workers, longshoremen make up an integral part of the workforce in the shipping and receiving industry. The work is outdoors during all types of weather. Shifts are often during the day … [Read more...]
What is a Spud Barge?
The maritime industry is home to many pieces of unique, unusual, and sometimes dangerous equipment and workstations. One such example is the spud barge. In this article, we will take a closer look at what a spud barge is and how it is used in offshore and maritime workplaces. We’ll then examine … [Read more...]
What is a Flag of Convenience?
Sailing a ship under a flag of convenience is a business practice that a growing number of ship owners take. The ship operates and is taxed under the laws of the country for which it is flagged. Registering the vessel in a different country than the one where the owner lives helps them save money. … [Read more...]
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