There are many maritime jobs that can be found on pleasure boats, such as private yachts and cruise ships. From guest services to mechanics, these types of non-industrial boats have a different purpose in maritime employment but many of the maritime job risks remain the same.
While all vessels in the Gulf of Mexico typically have a name, most pleasure crafts have more creative monikers. As new boats are registered, records are kept of the names and the 10 most popular in 2011 were:
Many maritime workers own private use boats for when they’re off duty, especially seasonal fishermen. Having access to a private boat can be therapeutic if you’re a maritime worker who suffered a serious injury while working on an offshore oil rig, commercial vessel, or other marine profession.
While recovering from your accidents and filing your Jones Act or maritime injury claim you may still want to get out on the water for some relief from the stress of doctors, paperwork, and therapy. A personal boat is a great way to do so, and if you have the means to own your own boat, you get the honor of naming your new vessel!
Contact a New Orleans Lawyer for Maritime Accidents under the Jones Act
The Jones Act provides you with certain protections your employer may not want you to know about. A New Orleans lawyer from The Young Firm in Louisiana can help you if you have been involved in any of the numerous types of maritime accidents such as boating accidents, oil rig explosions, and diving injuries.
Though we are based in Louisiana, we are ready and able to help injured victims throughout the U.S. Order our free Maritime Accidents Law guide and/or our guide to what to do when you are injured offshore to learn all about your rights as an injured worker.
When you are ready to get started with your claim under The Jones Act, we urge you to contact a New Orleans lawyer at our law firm today for a FREE case evaluation – call toll free at 866-703-2590.