|As of June 20, 2006, boat crews will need to conduct
alcohol testing within two hours of a serious marine
incident. The new regs raise concern in the maritime
community because the tests can be prone to error
from alcohol-containing substances such as
mouthwash. The result can be that someone with no
alcohol in their bloodstream tests positive for alcohol
in their saliva. What if a mate or captain is disciplined
in such a case? What if such a reading from a saliva
test costs someone their job? Tim covers the new
regs in the July 2006 Workboat. Read the article...click
here. To go to the website for Workboat magazine,
click links on the main menu bar and click commercial
links...Workboat is at the top of the page.
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|Longshore and Harborworkers' Compensation Act
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|Sisson v. Ruby This is an internal link with the text of
the Supreme Court Case Sisson v. Ruby, where the
court found that a fire at a marine could fall under
traditional maritime activity, opening the door to
Important Case Law
Sisson v. Ruby
Admiralty Jurisdiction - Property Damage
Limitation of Liability
Important Case Law
Foremost v. Richardson
Admiralty Jurisdiction - Boating Accident
|Foremost v. Richardson This is an internal link with
the text of the Supreme Court Case Foremost v.
Richardson, where the court found that a boating
accident could satisfy the test for "traditional maritime
activity", opening the door to admiralty jurisdiction and
the application of maritime law.
Important Case Law
Chandris v. Latsis
Seaman Status - Jones Act
|Chandris, Inc. v. Latsis This is an internal link with
the text of Chandris, Inc. v. Latsis , a highly cited case
regarding classification of a maritime employee as a
Jones Act seaman.
|Links foLinks to sites that can be
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fishermen, tugboat and brown
water towboat crews, commercial
divers, paid yacht crews and more
|to water taxi crews, party boat
crews, marine employees
classified as Jones Act seamen,
persons injured in recreational
boating accidents or injured at sea
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|Click for more Maritime Law Links (page 3) about important cases for seamen's injuries,
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|What is Asbestos? What is Asbestosis?
Asbestos is a mineral which occurs naturally throughout the world. There used to be asbestos
mines for extracting the once valued mineral. Some of the varieties of asbestos include
crysotile, crocidolite, and amosite. Before being recognized as a carcinogen and serious
respiratory hazard capable of causing asbestosis, mesothelioma or lung cancer, asbestos had
widespread application in cement, brake linings, building shingles, floor tiles, fireproofing
insulation, machinery and piping insulation, valve packings and gaskets. The health hazards of
asbestos lie in the fact that it is capable of becoming airborne if disturbed or broken into small
particles. If these particles are inhaled or swallowed, they can cause serious health problems.
In addition to being a cause of mesothelioma, asbestos exposure can cause lung cancer or
asbestosis (asbestosis is a non-cancerous respiratory ailment). Although the merchant
marine, shipbuilding and other maritime jobs should not utilize new asbestos components in
the United States, there is still the possibility of dealing with asbestos materials aboard vessels
dating back a few decades. World War Two saw tremendous use of asbestos. Mercifully, not
too many vessels from that era are still in operation today.