Page 17: of Marine News Magazine (October 2017)
Salvage & Spill Response
With fuzzy boundaries between laws, a lot can go wrong. Suppose a dockworker is injured by a crane while working on a barge; is he covered under LHWCA as a longshoreman or under the
Jones Act because the incident took place on an owned barge? What if this is a third-party barge, could this be a Maritime Employee Liability claim, also under the Jones Act?
ance companies haven’t focused on the maritime industry. background should be doing the heavy research to deter-
Few have found a way to make carrying all-inclusive offer- mine under which policy and statute a claim should be ings available, bridging the gaps and improving customer