My brother is a seaman and works in a cargo vessel. I would assume he already knew his rights and perhaps knows where to find Maritime Lawyer if things go wrong while he is working. A seaman’s job is not easy. Some people thinks they have the nicest job on earth especially if they work abroad. But they are wrong because they have to clean the boat even if it’s sailing.
One thing I know about their job is, if the company sells the boat the crew will get paid double and either send them home or transferred them to other vessel that is in the same company. I know that because that happened to my uncle once. Anyway, if you are seaman and you want to know some information and benefits with you job, check out the link provided. You will read article about Jones Act. This will educate you about your right and be aware of it.