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Re: The Emotions Over The Bounty Tragedy
The fact that she was providing sail training and could not continue in business without people willing to work for token wages may have some unfortunate consequences for the sail training and historic vessel community.
Perhaps one of the maritime lawyers will answer this question:
Doesn't that set up, claiming the passengers are crew due to token wages, also protect the owner of the ship because the Jones Act/Death on the High Seas law limit the potential liability of the ship owner in a maritime accident, just as workers compensation laws do for work-related injuries on land?
And isn't it correct that such a limitation of liability would not protect the captain's estate from a wrongful death claim by the family of the deceased woman crew member?