Jones Act, Seaman, Royal Caribbean & Dahir


The Jones Act, Seaman, Royal Caribbean & Dahir case is about an alleged seaman that filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act in the United States District Court, S.D. Texas, Galveston Division.

A brief summary of the Jones Act, Seaman, Royal Caribbean & Dahir case includes:

  1. Dahir joined the Radiance in Skagway, Alaska. Dahir alleges that on or about September 13, 2015, his cabin’s bunk bed broke, causing him to sustain injuries.
  2. The Radiance was in international waters at the time, sailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Hilo, Hawaii.
  3. Dahir disembarked to seek medical treatment in Sydney, Australia on October 9, 2015. He returned to the ship and fulfilled the remainder of his contractual duty.
  4. He disembarked again in Sydney, Australia on October 24, 2015 and was subsequently repatriated to California.
  5. Dahir brought suit in the 122nd Judicial District Court of Galveston County, Texas.
  6. Dahir brought claims under general maritime law and the Jones Act sounding in negligence, unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure.
  7. For more on the Jones Act Case – See Jones Act, Seaman, Royal Caribbean & Dahir

CASE WATCH℠ is a compilation of Jones Act cases nationwide.

Case Watch is provided for the seaman and others as a source of information about various situations in which seaman have been injured while performing their jobs aboard a vessel, ship, platform etc.  The seaman have usually sought remedies (unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure) under general maritime law and the Jones Act.

We hope that it is both helpful and informative.


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