Tall Ships America-The Jones Act: Insurance for Mariners


Being insured on land is important. But being insured on a boat is even more important.

As a mariner you may be exposed to risky situations. The Jones Act is federal legislation that protects American workers injured at sea. Also referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, this law allows qualifying sailors who have been involved in accidents or become sick while performing their duties to recover compensation from their employers.

It is an important legal tool designed to protect mariners throughout their careers.

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