What does navigable waters mean under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)?

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In order to meet the situs requirement of the Longshore Act, the employee must be injured on navigable waters. These are waters that must allow a ship to pass through. If the injured employee is injured on waters that are not navigable, then he’s most likely not entitled to workers’ compensation coverage under the Longshore Act.