Maritime Law

How Would Repealing the Jones Act Affect Boston Maritime Workers?

Published in Maritime Law on September 30, 2015

Boston is a port city, and it is estimated that it supports over 50,000 workers – a figure that does not include all the Bostonians who work at maritime jobs not directly related to the port’s functioning. Thus, the Jones Act is a very important piece of legislation for all of these workers. How the…

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Salvaging Marine Items Under Maritime Law

Published in Maritime Law on August 14, 2015

The law of salvage in maritime law states that whoever recovers a ship or cargo that has been lost at sea, in peril, or sunk is entitled to financial compensation that equals the value of the recovered property. The law has been around for centuries and is in place to ensure salvagers are fairly compensated…

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