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The Jones Act of 1920: Interesting Basics of Maritime Law

by mightymidnighty June 6, 2013 Law

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly called The Jones Act, was implemented to clarify which transportation and shipping companies could operate in United States territorial waters. International shipping security became an important issue following World War I. The legislation set requirements for ship identification and ensured that the crews of the cargo ships were […]

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