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Basics of the Jones Act

People in California who live along or near any of the state's ports know that guarding these ports is important. Equally important is the logistical tracking of vessels into and out of the ports. There are many elements to this as well as laws. One such law is commonly referred to as the Jones Act. As the Los Angeles Times indicates, the official name of the Jones Act is the Merchant Marine Act of 1920.

4 mistakes people make after they're injured

Working in the maritime industry, you know that you must respect the risks that come along with it. Accidents happen. Serious injuries occur on the job. You've even known people who got involved in fatal injuries, or you've at least heard the stories.

Are you in danger from an electrical shock in the water?

When working on a fishing boat, there are many hazards you face every day. From adverse weather and rogue waves throwing you overboard, to working with dangerous tools on the ship or being harmed by marine animals, you know that your job is dangerous. You and other Californians in the fishing industry can also face hazards from electrical current leaking from the boat or the dock.

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