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Military Sealift Command Injured Seaman, Jones Act Seaman and the Suits in Admiralty Act and the Public Vessels Act

“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


 

Injured aboard a Military Sealift Command Ship/ Injured on a Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force Ship?

The civil service crew members and officers aboard Military Sealift Command ships are Jones Act Seaman. 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.

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Do you need a USNS Lawyer or USNS Attorney?

The Military Sealift Command's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force are the supply lines to U.S. Navy ships at sea. These ships provide virtually everything that Navy ships need, including fuel, food, ordnance, spare parts, mail and other supplies. NFAF ships enable the Navy fleet to remain at sea, on station and combat ready for extended periods of time. NFAF ships also conduct towing, rescue and salvage operations or serve as floating medical facilities.

All NFAF ships are government owned and crewed by civil service mariners. Some of the ships also have a small contingent of Navy personnel aboard for operations support, supply coordination and helicopter operations.

The civil service crew members and officers aboard Military Sealift Command ships are Jones Act Seaman. If they are injured aboard the vessel they have most of the same rights that Jones Act Seaman have that work aboard private vessels. If you are injured aboard a USA owed vessel then your case will fall under the Suits in Admiralty Act or the Public Vessel Act. All injury lawsuits under the Suits in Admiralty Act or the Public Vessel Act must be filed in US Federal District Court.

The Federal Courts are made up of Circuits. For example, if you file a lawsuit in California will be heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Most Suits in Admiralty Act lawsuits can be filed in the Federal District where the injured Seaman resides.

Questions about your rights and safety?

The Turley & Mara Law Firm understands that you have questions about your rights and safety, and are probably concerned what might happen to you if you were injured aboard a Military Sealift Command vessel. We are committed to fighting to get you the justice you deserve, and maybe help you regain your peace of mind in the process. Contact The Turley Law Firm today to discuss your case with Military Sealift Command Lawyer.

 

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The  Turley & Mara Law Firm accepts Jones Act Seaman injury cases on all Military Sealift Command vessels, including the   the following Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships:

 

* USNS APACHE,
* USNS ARCTIC,
* USNS BIG HORN,
* USNS CARL BRASHEAR,
* USNS BRIDGE,
* USNS RICHARD E. BYRD,
* USNS CATAWBA,
* USNS COMFORT,
* USNS WALTER S. DIEHL,
* USNS AMELIA EARHART,
* USNS JOHN ERICSSON,
* USNS FLINT,
* USNS GRAPPLE,
* USNS GRASP,
* USNS LEROY GRUMMAN,
* USNS GUADALUPE,
* USNS HENRY J. KAISER,
* USNS KANAWHA,
* USNS KISKA,
* USNS LARAMIE,
* USNS JOHN LENTHALL,
* LEWIS AND CLARK,
* USNS MERCY,
* USNS MOUNT BAKER,
* USNS NAVAJO,
* USNS PATUXENT,
* USNS ROBERT E. PEARY,
* USNS PECOS,
* USNS RAINIER,
* USNS RAPPAHANNOCK,
* USNS SACAGAWEA,
* USNS SAFEGUARD,
* USNS SALVOR,
* USNS SAN JOSE,
* WALLY SCHIRRA,
* USNS SHASTA,
* USNS ALAN SHEPARD,
* USNS SIOUX,
* USNS SUPPLY,
* USNS TIPPECANOE,
* USNS YUKON,

Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

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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