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Military Sealift Command Lawyer - Jones Act Attorney

“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S lawyer talk, and no double talk- just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley

Jones Act Attorney Injured Seaman Attorney

The First Step

When handling your Jones Act Case, you must always tell the truth. Nothing is more important then your credibility. If a judge assumes you are being dishonest, your case will be thrown out and you will be left with nothing. I have seen it happen to many people.

The Next Step

Take the proper steps now, and do your research. Order my free book, Win your Injury Case: The Ultimate No B.S. Guide To Avoiding Insurance Company Tricks That Ruin Your Case [even before you hire a lawyer].

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Public Vessels Act and Suits in Admiralty Act

Public Vessels Act and Suits in Admiralty Act.  Seaman who are injured on vessels of the Naval Flet Auxililary Force may file suit under the Jones Act.  The lawsuit must name the USA as the Defendant even if the Seaman are paid by private companies.  

Public Vessels Act lawsuits and Suits in Admiralty Act lawsuits must be filed in Federal Court.  The action will usually be transfered to the Federal District Court where the vessel was in port at the time the Complaint was filed.  If the vessel was out to sea at the time of filing, proper venue is the Federal District Court where the injured Seaman resides.

Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force

* USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE-3)
* USNS Apache (T-ATF-172)
* USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8)
* USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198)
* USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10)
* USNS Catawba (T-ATF-168)
* USNS Comfort (T-AH-20)
* USNS Concord (T-AFS-5)
* USNS Flint (T-AE-32)
* USNS Grapple (T-ARS-53)
* USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51)
* USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200)
* USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187)
* USNS John Ericsson (T-AO-194)
* USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189)
* USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196)
* USNS Kilauea (T-AE-26)
* USNS Kiska (T-AE-35)
* USNS Laramie (T-AO-203)
* USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)
* USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1)
* USNS Mercy (T-AH-19)
* USNS Mount Baker (T-AE-34)
* USNS Navajo (T-ATF-169)
* USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS-3)
* USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201)
* USNS Pecos (T-AO-197)
* USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7)
* USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE-4)
* USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204)
* USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2)
* USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50)
* USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52)
* USNS San Jose (T-AFS-7)
* USNS Saturn (T-AFS-10)
* USNS Shasta (T-AE-33)
* USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171)
* USNS Supply (T-AOE-6)
* USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199)
* USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193)
* USNS Yukon (T-AO-202)


Injured on a Military Sealift Command vessel? 

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) is a United States Navy (USN) organization that controls most of the replenishment and military transport ships of the Navy.

Military Sealift Command ships are civilian manned, and are referred to be as being in service, rather than in commission. Some, owned by the United States Government, have the prefix USNS, standing for United States Naval Ship, whilst others, on charter or equivalent, are simply the normal merchant MV or SS. Their hull numbers have the prefix T- in addition to the normal hull number that an equivalent commissioned ship in the USN would have.

Four programs comprise Military Sealift Command: Sealift, Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force (NFAF), Special Mission, and Prepositioning. The Sealift program provides the bulk of the MSC's supply-carrying operation and operates tankers for fuel transport and dry-cargo ships that transport equipment, vehicles, helicopters, ammunition, and supplies. The NFAF's role is to directly replenish ships that are underway at sea, enabling them to deploy for long periods of time without having to come to port. The Special Mission program operates vessels for unique military and federal government tasks, such as submarine support and missile flight data collection and tracking. The Prepositioning program sustains the U.S. military's forward presence strategy by deploying supply ships in key areas of the ocean before it is actually needed


This website provides information to injured workers and their families. Our goal is to level the playing field between Seaman and and MSC insurance companies. We provide vital information so you can make informed decisions regarding your Jones Act Seaman case.

Our California Seaman Attorneys have packed this website with hundreds of pages of free information, which we constantly update. Use our website to research your Military Sealift Command case / Merchant Marine Case. You will see that we have an assortment of informative and relevant articles.

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William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”

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