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Claimants in any maritime injury case usually undergo a mandatory medical exam. This holds true whether they’re a seamen under the Jones Act, shoreside personnel under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, passengers or simply visitors on board a vessel for a quick tour.
It’s not uncommon to repower older boats, especially those built 86 years ago.
An important component of any workboat, one that is often taken for granted until it looks like hell and you realize it can’t be ignored, is paint.
The Fort Ripley, a new aluminum 64-footer built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding in Massachusetts, has a clear mission. It says so in red letters on both sides of the cabin: RESPONSE.
The thousands of workboats that ply the waters off the U.S. coasts, on the inland waterways, and in harbors and ports have, obviously, already been built. Each one, consequently, has a date with a repair yard looming in the near future — either by law, by necessity or both.
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC) was formed three years ago to help simplify and clarify a medical review process that vexes many mariners trying to get their credentials from the Coast Guard.
Repair yard owners like what they’ve seen over the past year and expect more of the same going forward.
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Maritime bills in limbo
Congress will get one more chance to
pass maritime bills next month, but will
Author: Pamela Glass
October 23, 2014