This spring, Aeolus Energy Group, an American wind tower services company, announced that it plans to enter the U.S. offshore wind market with a fleet of American-made ships. Now the company, which maintains onshore wind turbines, says it will be partnering with Ulstein, a Norwegian shipbuilder, on the first Jones Act-compliant vessel to provide offshore wind services.
Seamen who are injured offshore usually have a long road to recovery. Many of the accidents that occur in this industry are very serious and lead to catastrophic injuries. There is a chance that the seaman might not be able to return to work for a while after the accident. In some cases, they will never be able to return to their job.
Louisiana is one of the top shrimp boating destinations in the United States. As shrimp boaters still have a couple of months before the fall shrimp season ends, now is an important time to review safety measures to prevent any major accidents from happening near the shoreline.
Many maritime workers know the Jones Act as a crucial law regarding workers’ compensation. The Jones Act requires employers to maintain safety standards on their vessels and provide a safe workplace for seamen and other workers. The act also allows workers to file lawsuits against their employers if they suffer an injury on the job.
Dock workers face a lot of daily hazards on the job, and they need to take as many steps as possible to stay safe. This will not guarantee that accidents do not happen, but it may reduce the odds of an accident and/or the severity of that accident.
Rig workers know how to stay safe, how to do their job and a lot about the industry. It's a lot of long hours of physically taxing, demanding labor and focus. At times it's dangerous. Most wives know and appreciate this. But what many guys don't know, especially if you are newly married or just had a kid, is how to work through the rough spots that being away for so long creates.
If you are a seaman that has been injured or become ill, then you may have heard the terminology "maintenance and cure" thrown about. It essentially refers to your right to have your medical expenses covered by a shipowner if you're hurt on the job.