Jones Act, Seaman, Tri Marine Fish Co. & Castro


The Jones Act, Seaman, Tri Marine Fish Co. & Castro case is about an alleged seaman that filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act in the United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle.

A brief summary of the Jones Act, Seaman, Tri Marine Fish Co. & Castro case includes:

  1. On July 12, 2013, Defendants’ Human Resources Administrative Manager, Eufemia Drandic, hired Plaintiff in American Samoa to work as a deck hand on Defendants’ fishing vessel, the F/V Captain Vincent Gann. In Ms. Drandic’s presence, Plaintiff signed an employment contract containing an arbitration clause.
  2. Roughly two weeks later, Plaintiff was injured while working aboard the vessel.
  3. Because Plaintiff is a citizen of the Philippines, Defendants arranged to transport Plaintiff to Manila, where Plaintiff traveled to his parents’ home.
  4. On August 19, 2013, Plaintiff underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee.
  5. While Plaintiff was recovering from his knee surgery, he collected maintenance and cure payments from Defendants through Rhodylyn De Torres, an employee of Defendants’ Manila law firm Del Rosario Pandiphil, Inc.  (“Rights of Seamen” to claims for maintenance and cure, unseaworthiness, and recovery under the Jones Act”)
  6. For more on the Jones Act Case – See Jones Act, Seaman, Tri Marine Fish Co. & Castro

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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