The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inspects cruise ships, in order to monitor outbreaks of gastrointestinal illnesses. At each inspection, the ship is given a 100 point scale. Anything below 85 is considered failing. Reports and scores are available to the public on the CDC website, be sure to inform yourself before booking your next cruise.

Sea Tow Foundations Is a website which focuses generally on issues concerning small or recreational boats, and includes a significant amount of information on small boat law and safety tips for boaters.

Boat Safe Is a website dedicated to informing you of all the boating laws, and maritime laws. A good one to peruse if you are a boater.

Employment Injuries

Injuries at Sea While Under Employment

  • Accidents and injuries of sea crew are regulated by specific areas of law called Admiralty and Maritime Law.
  • Maritime employers are responsible for their employers and with providing them with seaworthy vessel as a place of employment. If the vessel is not seaworthy, meaning that it is not suitable or safe for ALL aspects of its voyage, then the maritime employer may be legally responsible for the damages incurred by the employees.
  • Maritime employers are not only responsible for their vessel being seaworthy, suitable and safe for the entire duration of its voyage, they are also responsible for the conditions on board the vessel, which includes higiene, food preparation, and personal safety.
  • Oil and gas rig workers are protected by several different laws, including the Jones Act, the Longshore & Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Land’s Act. Which particular law is applicable in case of an accident depends on where the accident occurred, the circumstances of the accident, and the job duties of the injured employee.
  • The death of a professional seaman on the high seas is a tragedy that cannot be compensated for in terms of emotional loss. While federal law cannot undo the emotional loss, the Death on the High Seas Act helps to recover from the financial loss of their relative.
  • Certain onshore maritime workers who are engaged in a dangerous profession are protected by the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act. The act may provide damages for workers that are performing work in areas such as piers or docks, and may cover damages for lost wages, medical expenses and rehabilitation costs that are incurred if he is injured or contracts a disease while at his place of employment.


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All recreational boats must carry one wearable lifejacket for each person aboard. Boats 16ft and longer (except canoes & kayaks) must also carry one throwable lifejacket.

Just Answer- Admiralty and Maritime If you have any questions that need a quick answer this website provides a 24 hour information service that you can turn to in case of a small emergency to which you need a legal answer to. There are experts on hand to answer your queries rapidly and help you with any problem at hand.