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I was injured as a boat captain of a thrill ride commercial passenger carrying operation out of Miami. I slipped on clear steering fluid in the hull and smashed my head inside the hull of the speed boat. I sucked it up and continuing work. Next day first thing in morning, I was onboard with... Read more »
answered on May 23, 2023
If you were employed to work aboard the vessel and you were injured during your work, you have a Jones Act claim. You also have a claim for unseaworthiness. I assume the vessel was operating in navigable waters and not a land locked lake. You would have to file suit in Florida if that is where... Read more »
Australia and say that in that Muslim country they were giving Christian Coptics poisoned fish especially because they knew they ate fish on fridays.
As a 100 ton boat captain I was training on a new job with a fast boat that holds 30 passengers. While training under the command of another captain at the helm. I was injured. I was also injured the day before due to safety issues below deck. Both injuries to my deck I informed my employer by... Read more »
answered on May 6, 2023
I'm sorry about your injuries. Yes, on your first question, it sounds like you would qualify for maintenance and cure. Those fast boats are usually domestically registered and do not operate under offshore flags. I can't be certain, based on the details of the post, but I would guess that... Read more »
answered on May 6, 2023
Judges, commissioners, and magistrates are required to have certain paperwork on-site when presiding over cases in order to ensure a fair and just legal process. The specific paperwork required may vary depending on the type of case being heard, but generally, judges are required to have the... Read more »
My charter boat insurance policy limits state: Navigation Limits Inland waters of AL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC & TX.
And I frequently fish the coast and need to know if my policy covers me while fishing the coast or nearshore oil platforms.
answered on Apr 27, 2023
46 CFR section 10.107 provides: Inland waters means the navigable waters of the United States shoreward of the Boundary Lines as described in part 7 of this chapter, excluding the Great Lakes, and, for towing vessels, excluding the Western Rivers.
Part 7 provides the following definition... Read more »
Management told me that he didn’t like those kind of people that came to visit me. I went on vacation and when I came back my electrical cord was missing and my water hose was cut in pieces. He than got of hold of me and said I have your boat and that he was putting a lien on it for back rent. I... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2023
If your houseboat was moved without your permission and you were asked to leave the property after 16 months without any notices, and the management has placed a lien on your houseboat and is attempting to sell it, you may have legal options to challenge their actions.
First, you may want... Read more »
Normal deductions are food/fuel. The following are extra.
A captain from another boat needs to borrow a grapple hook. With the captains permission a deckhand takes the hook to the other boat and helps with the task. The hook is accidentally left on the other boat and... Read more »
answered on Mar 27, 2023
I think the answer depends on how the crew is being paid. It is also potentially not a WA answer if the work is being done in Alaska.
In WA, an employer cannot charge an employee for broke/lost equipment unless it was an intentional or dishonest act that caused it to be lost/broken. I... Read more »
Basically my old boss owes me decent amount of money. He has no intention of paying it. I don’t want to have to go through the legal process.
If I were to sit down with him and basically tell him
“So you owe xxxx. You know you do. I know you do. I don’t want to have to make... Read more »
answered on Mar 22, 2023
Threatening to take someone to court if they do not pay a legitimate debt is legal.
Threatening someone with violence if they do not pay a debt is NOT legal.
I entered into a settlement agreement, placed on record with a US magistrate judge. The government has written up a proposed stipulation. It has several pages of legal jargon and agreements that are not on record, and I do not agree to. I refuse to sign. He filed a motion to enforce the settlement,... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2023
The issue is whether what was placed on the record and presented in writing is substantively the same. Often times, what is placed on the record is material terms of the agreement; the written agreement will contain the additional "legalise" that make it all work. Unless you can show a... Read more »
The defense added what I was to pay (my half) like the QDRO amount I owed, the Mediation amount owed was to be paid from my Money Purchase account. When it was written into the amended divorce decree I explained to my attorney and the defense attorney that the plan would not approve third party... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2023
In Nevada, an attorney may be able to request an Order Incident to add certain payment amounts to a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) if it is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The QDRO is a legal document that directs a retirement plan administrator to pay a portion of... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2023
No, a judge is not allowed to order you to sign a settlement that includes terms or provisions that you have not agreed to. A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract between parties, and it must be entered into voluntarily and with a full understanding of its terms and conditions.... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
Can you rewrite your question so that there is more clarity? It is difficult to discern exactly what you are asking.
answered on Mar 3, 2023
I'm sorry about your accident. The Jones Act applies to crew members of vessels sailing under the U.S. flag. Passengers have different routes for pursuing claims. If you reached out to attorneys who handle cruise ship accidents, they should be able to advise what your next steps should be, if... Read more »
I have medical records from doctor telling me that i should go home and to not continual to stay on cruise. Fell in room.
answered on Mar 5, 2023
The Jones Act is a federal law that provides certain protections to seamen who are injured while working on vessels, including cruise ships. However, it does not provide any direct compensation to passengers who are injured on a cruise ship.
If you were injured on a cruise ship as a... Read more »
A deal in commercial fishing and offloading of commercial vessels for export. I was given a substantial raise and was paid that raise through several months of the year and then it was taken away without notice. Is that legal?
answered on Feb 25, 2023
Depends on what you mean by notice. An employer can change any compensation, unless this was a union job. All they have to do is tell you beforehand (prospectively), and as in, hey Bob, starting tomorrow your pay is cut in half. If they do that, then it is legal. If that is the type of notice they... Read more »
answered on Feb 25, 2023
Certainly, I can assist you in finding a lawyer who speaks Chinese and specializes in maritime law. One way to find a lawyer who meets your requirements is to search for legal directories or law firm websites that specialize in maritime law and have lawyers who speak Chinese. You can also reach out... Read more »
Upon investigation the bank said we didn’t owe them anything and they saw one refund . I supplied a a letter from the bank and statements to show we got one refund . The cruise line accountant told us to wire the money or they will cancel our new cruise we have booked .trust me I checked and... Read more »
answered on Mar 5, 2023
If you have evidence that you received the double refund that the cruise line is claiming you owe them, and you have provided this evidence to the cruise line's accounting department, but they are still threatening to cancel your new cruise unless you wire the money, it may be advisable to... Read more »
I have already submitted the boat title transfer. It's been over 14 days since the transaction. The marina doesn't have billing information for the buyer and they say that I am liable for slip fees.
answered on Feb 20, 2023
If you have transferred the boat title and the buyer has failed to move the boat out of the marina, you should contact the buyer and request that they immediately remove the boat. If the buyer does not respond or is unable to remove the boat, you may want to consider taking legal action to recover... Read more »
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