Timur Akpinar's answer As a general matter, I’m not aware of any maritime law provision that prohibits purchasing a one-way passage from one port to another on one vessel and then purchasing another one-way passage on a different vessel for a return trip. That is as a general matter. However, a person’s rights, duties, and choices for a given passage(s) can also be determined by specific terms and conditions provided in a particular ticket, travel package, contract, or other arrangement entered into with a vessel...
Gordon Charles Webb's answer Sheriffs usually don't run around making false threats without acting, but if he is for real - and not some rent a cop - you might respectfully ask him for his basis. . . . . We would need more information, i.e. did you destroy property or just drink to much?
Gordon Charles Webb's answer You most likely will need to sue them in Florida. Typically you must send them a Notice of Claim letter within 6 months of the incident and then file suit within one year of the incident. So best you consult with a Florida lawyer ASAP.
Michael Nicholas Lygnos' answer You do not provide enough facts for a definitive answer. If you are a foreign seaman working under a collective bargaining agreement on a foreign flag vessel with a mandatory arbitration remedy, then, the answer is no. If you are a seaman whose employment originated in a US port, and you were injured offshore, you possibly can sue the vessel. There are jurisdiction issues. The vessel could be owned by a soverign or government, which has special rules. There are many potential issues. Call a...
"The Exxon Seamen's Union has appealed from a district court order vacating an arbitration award that required the Exxon Shipping Company to reinstate an able bodied seaman on an oil tanker who was found to be highly intoxicated while on duty./ Shipping Company to reinstate an able bodied seaman on an oil tanker who was found to be highly intoxicated while on duty.\ The district court held that this arbitration award was contrary to the well defined...
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer Is this case in federal district court (Admiralty rules and jurisdiction)? If so, I expect that you can request a hearing electronically. If you will send me the case number and district (There are three federal districts in Florida), I would be happy to look at it for you.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer I do not know and I am quite sure that you are not going to get an adequate response on this forum. It would probably be best to actually go see a local attorney who might have some experience in this type of law.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Did you actually go see an maritime attorney about this? That is always the very best thing to do, to go see an attorney. Maritime attorneys do not usually answer questions on this forum.
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