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The Jones Act and Puerto Rico

Of all of the issues plaguing Puerto Rico, from hurricanes to earthquakes, one of the most insidious has been the Jones Act. The Jones Act is part of the merchant marine act of 1920 and it requires goods shipped between ports in the United States to be done by U.S. owned, flagged, and U.S. built […]

Common Maritime Injuries

While many people see romance in working in the maritime industry or taking a cruise for a vacation, there are quite a number of hazards that can befall both workers and vacationers alike if proper safety measures aren’t taken. Though many of these hazards are avoidable, they nonetheless happen on a fairly regular basis. Certain […]
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