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An unseaworthiness claim involves devices or situations aboard a vessel that cause injury. A good example would be a wench that fails because say the sleeve mechanism that controls the line isn’t working. If you have a defective wench on the bow of a vessel, and because of the defect in the wench, the vessel now becomes unseaworthy. You send a gentleman out to pull the hook, to bring in the anchor, that person is injured as a result of the fact that the wench is defective, that is an unseaworthiness claim.