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What is maintenance and cure?

If you are a maritime worker and work on a ship, then your employer is required to take care of your medical needs should you need it as required by maritime common law. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also called The Jones Act gives workers even more protections

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When Oil Rig Workers Get Emotional

Should oil rig workers open up and talk about their feelings?

A 2016 article in NPR seems to think you should. The focus of the article is an interview with Tommy Chreene, now 62, who worked on an oil rig from the time he was 15 until he retired.The article also talks about a new process the Ursa crew undertook to be more open and emotionally aware.

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