Longshoreman

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Longshoreman

A person who loads and unloads cargo from ships. Because these jobs are often both temporary and dangerous, longshoremen in the United States are entitled to coverage under the Longshore Act. A longshoreman is also called a docker or a stevedore.
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It insisted on determining the number of stevedores in each work gang used for loading and unloading cargo.
3) if the vessel owner fails to intervene in the stevedore's operations when he has actual knowledge both of the hazard and that the stevedore, in the exercise of 'obviously improvident' judgment, means to work on in the face of it and therefore cannot be relied on to remedy it.
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The battalion coordinated with both the 10th Transportation Battalion and the local agent to provide stevedores and support for the vessels.
The Tunisian Army, Air Force and Special Forces, the Port Authority, the vessel agent and the local stevedores all contributed to our successful discharge and reloading.