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Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Oct 20

    Magic Becomes Mayhem on Ebola Cruise

    Magic Becomes Mayhem on Ebola Cruise
    Just last week, we evaluated whether cruise passengers faced the risk of contracting Ebola while on a cruise ship. While it seemed that the risk wasn’t high, we wondered if the cruise lines had a protocol if this were to happen. Or…
  • Oct 15

    Protecting Yourself While On Board: One Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer’s Advice

    Protecting Yourself While On Board: One Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer’s Advice
    Just a few weeks ago, a former Holland America cruise ship worker confessed to brutally beating, raping, and attempting to throw a passenger overboard. Our firm reported on the disturbing cruise ship rape and attempted murder incident, which…
  • Oct 14

    Alleged Terrorists Arrested On Board Costa Magica Cruise Ship: Thoughts From Our Maritime Attorney

    Alleged Terrorists Arrested On Board Costa Magica Cruise Ship: Thoughts From Our Maritime Attorney
    Each maritime attorney at our firm can tell you that a wide range of crimes have occurred aboard cruise ships over the years, including sexual assault, battery, theft, and even homicide. Some crimes involve other passengers, while others…
Rank this Week: 99

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Oct 21

    The Predatory "Sweet Spot" - Bahamian Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Tourist for Pot Possession

    The Predatory "Sweet Spot" - Bahamian Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Tourist for Pot Possession
    Bahamas Weekly reports that last weekend the police in Nassau, Bahamas arrested a U.S. citizen for possession of marijuana. The report says that the American man was a 33 year old man from Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida man was arrested…
  • Oct 19

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?
    This morning the Carnival Magic returned to the U.S. as the sun arose over the sleepy little town of Galveston.   The Texas Presbyterian Hospital worker who handled Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan samples disembarked the ship after…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?
    The cruise industry finally instituted Ebola-specific protocols after the highly publicized incident yesterday when a healthcare worker from Dallas was discovered to be on a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean.  TravelPulse published an…
Rank this Week: 137

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
Rank this Week: 391

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Oct 2

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?
    Ebola Victim in Hawaii? Thankfully, it appears not, but the potential for an infectious or viral outbreak prompted this disaster-law wonk to crack open my copy of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and see what the government can actually do in...
  • Sep 30

    Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claim

    Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claim
    The Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that punitive damages were NOT available for unseaworthiness claims. The case is Haleigh Janee McBride v. Estis Well Serv. and the original opinion can be found here. In a lengthy opinion, with…
  • Sep 29

    A Look at the Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Hawaii's 2014 Ballot

    A Look at the Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Hawaii's 2014 Ballot
    As we quickly approach Election Day, 2014, we thought it might be helpful to provide some history and analysis of the proposed amendments to the Hawaii Constitution to help voters get through the legal-ese. Question 1: Relating to Disclosure…
Rank this Week: 694

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Bucking Problems with the Yamaha Waverunner FZS

    Bucking Problems with the Yamaha Waverunner FZS
    The maritime lawyers were retained by a Palmetto Bay, Florida woman who suffered a severe fracture to her ankle after being ejected from a Yamaha Waverunner FZS. It has been wildly reported that the FZS model Waverunner has problems with…
  • Oct 20

    Cruise Trip and Fall Victim Hires BBR Lawyer

    Cruise Trip and Fall Victim Hires BBR Lawyer
    A Florida man who was injured while vacationing aboard a luxury liner has retained BBR's lawyers to bring a claim against a Miami based cruise line. The Florida passenger tripped over a vacuum cord that a cabin steward negligent slung at…
  • Aug 25

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member
    The Florida Board Certified maritime lawyers of BBR have been retained to represent a crew member who became injured while working aboard a yacht docked in Ft. Lauderdale. In this case, a deck hand suffered serious back injury when ordered…
Rank this Week: 961

Maritime Lawyer News

Maritime Lawyer News

By Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P.

http://www.offshoreinjuries.com/
  • Nov 12

    Coast Guard Searches for Dustin Danos Crewman Missing in Gulf of Mexico

    Coast Guard Searches for Dustin Danos Crewman Missing in Gulf of Mexico
    NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard sent out a news release that they and commercial crews are searching for a missing crewman from the offshore vessel Dustin Danos 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Saturday, Nov. 9. The news…
  • Nov 8

    Barge Loaded With Fuel Runs Aground in Ft. Point N.H. Outside Portsmouth Harbor

    Barge Loaded With Fuel Runs Aground in Ft. Point N.H. Outside Portsmouth Harbor
    FT. POINT, N.H. — A barge loaded with diesel fuel that ran aground in Ft. Point N.H. outside Portsmouth Harbor late Tuesday, November 5, is being assessed for damages. According to the Coast Guard reports say there is no leaking…
  • Nov 5

    Barge Worker Killed in Conveyor Belt Accident

    Barge Worker Killed in Conveyor Belt Accident
    LUDINGTON, MI — Officials reported that a 37-year-old Pentwater man was killed after being tangled in equipment onboard a barge on Sunday on Lake Michigan. The Tug Undaunted and Barge P.M. 41 were heading north near Ludington on Sunday…
Rank this Week: 966

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Aug 31

    Good Samaritan Rescues Eight

    Good Samaritan Rescues Eight
    Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a mayday call from a good Samaritan who found a capsized boat with 8 people, 7 adults and a child, in distress. The good Samaritan was able to pull up the 3 people in the water, while the rest clung to…
  • Aug 20

    F/V Patricia Lee Injured Crewman MedEvaced

    F/V Patricia Lee Injured Crewman MedEvaced
    A Coast Guard helicopter today hoisted an injured crewman off the 116-foot fishing vessel Patricia Lee, located near Dutch Harbor. The crewman, 27, was reported to have suffered a foot injury, the Coast Guard said.
  • Aug 16

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe

    LA PIETRA Catches Fire - All Safe
    The Coast Guard Motor Life Boat crew and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew responded to an emergency call, and rescued the man and his wife after their vessel caught fire on the Fourth of July. The 70-foot pleasure boat was near Destruction…
Rank this Week: 1445

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project
    Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw are still pushing to get the project for the deepening of the St. Johns River in the Water Resources Development Act Conference Report. The legislators sent a bipartisan Congressional…
  • May 28

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire
    CNN) -- A voice on the intercom woke Danielle Miller and told her to put on her life jacket and run to a deck. Not knowing what the emergency was, she nervously woke up her roommate and did just that. The emergency, as she and other…
  • May 28

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Two men are dead and a woman is in critical condition after a boat hit a dock in St. Augustine on Sunday night. Quick Clicks Crews search for missing boater Crews search for missing boater …
Rank this Week: 1370

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Oct 20

    Cruise Ticket's Hidden Provisions Can Be Costly

    Cruise Ticket's Hidden Provisions Can Be Costly
    Cruising is wildly popular. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people cruise from the several ports that line the United States coast. Often times, people have a good time on their vacations without incident. However, sometimes, vacations…
  • Oct 19

    Five South Florida Drowning in Three Week

    Five South Florida Drowning in Three Week
    Unfortunately, South Florida's sunny climate is accompanied by a number of natural and man-made bodies of water that claim lives every day. Making matters worse--the victims are normally our most prized and precious possessions--our children.…
  • Aug 27

    Cruise Tender Injuries and the Law

    Cruise Tender Injuries and the Law
    Our law firm is receiving an increasing number of inquires about cruise passengers injuries occurring on tenders. Generally, when a cruise liner is too large to dock at a pier, it requires tenders to shuttle passengers back and forth from…
Rank this Week: 2410

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and admiralty law. By Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC.

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Can a Seaman Get Maintenance and Cure for a Cancer Diagnosis?

    Can a Seaman Get Maintenance and Cure for a Cancer Diagnosis?
    Unlike shore-side workers’ compensation schemes, a seaman may be entitled to recover maintenance and cure for a cancer diagnosis as long as the symptoms of the cancer manifest or were aggravated while in the service of the vessel.…
  • Oct 8

    Alaskan Crab Season Opens October 15

    Alaskan Crab Season Opens October 15
                         The Bristol Bay red king crab season is scheduled to begin on October 15 and continue through January 15. This year, the…
  • Feb 20

    Holland America Cruise Line is Strictly Liability for Assaults on Passengers by Crewmember

    Holland America Cruise Line is Strictly Liability for Assaults on Passengers by Crewmember
    News broke yesterday of a horrific physical and sexual assault of a female passenger by a crewmember aboard Holland America’s cruise vessel Nieuw Amsterdam.  The altercation allegedly began because the 31-year-old passenger…
Rank this Week: 2436

Law at the Water Line

Law at the Water Line

Covers maritime law. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.atlanticmaritimelaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    Coast Guard Scientists Prep for Arctic Patrol

    Coast Guard Scientists Prep for Arctic Patrol
    A team of scientists from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center will depart from Seward, Alaska, for a technology evaluation in the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy Aug. 8. The purpose of their month-long evaluation is to…
  • Jul 30

    The Future? The Present?

    The Future? The Present?
    The United States is the world leader in robotics, including those in the maritime space. Can we maintain or extend our leadership? There are increasing indications that will be a challenge, (but one to which we can rise) as reflected in this…
  • May 28

    BOEM Moves Ahead on New York Offshore Wind Planning

    BOEM Moves Ahead on New York Offshore Wind Planning
    According to Marine Log magazine, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is moving forward with wind energy planning efforts for the Outer Continental Shelf offshore New York. See:…
Rank this Week: 1999

Maritime Lawyer Blog

Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers Jones Act claims and cruise ship accidents. By John Merriam & Gordon Webb.

http://www.maritimelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Fishing Vessel Elohim Capsized in Port Valdez

    Fishing Vessel Elohim Capsized in Port Valdez
    COAST GUARD RESPONDS TO CAPSIZED VESSEL IN PORT VALDEZ, ALASKA VALDEZ, Alaska - The Coast Guard responded to SOS calls from a 45-foot fishing vessel capsized in Port Valdez, Friday. On Friday, July 4th, the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage…
  • Jun 27

    Passenger From Royal Caribbean Cruise Seeks Redress for Slip-and-Fall Injurie

    Passenger From Royal Caribbean Cruise Seeks Redress for Slip-and-Fall Injurie
    The Port of Seattle, Washington is home to many cruise ship docks. Passengers board these large vessels expecting to relax and be pampered. Even when guests and crew members exercise caution while working or on vacation, accidents happen. …
  • Jun 23

    State Supreme Court Reviews Whether DUI Injuries Could be Litigated under Federal Admiralty Law

    State Supreme Court Reviews Whether DUI Injuries Could be Litigated under Federal Admiralty Law
    Washington prosecutes those who operate vessels under the influence, with Boating Under the Influence (BUI) laws that are very similar to the DUI statutes. Just as someone can seek civil remedies for injuries caused by a DUI accident, an…
Rank this Week: 2289

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and cruise ship accidents. By the Law Office of David H. Pollack, LLC.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban
    Effective last week, Disney Cruise Line has imposed a fleet-wide smoking ban on all cruise ship passenger balconies. This new policy is in accordance with the non-smoking trend seen aboard the majority of cruise lines, as passengers are…
  • Jun 11

    Cruise Ship Industry Trust Waning

    Cruise Ship Industry Trust Waning
    The numbers are out on the public's view of the cruise line industry, and they aren't what many in the industry would have hoped for. A new Harris poll on public trust and perception of the cruise industry indicates that the industry's…
  • Jun 4

    Fire-proof Bill of Rights for Cruise Passenger

    Fire-proof Bill of Rights for Cruise Passenger
    On May 22, 2013, the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) adopted a formal Cruise Line Passenger Bill of Rights designed to protect the rights of cruise line passengers in the event of mechanical failures and other emergencies. Less than a…
Rank this Week: 2176

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Beard, Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2899

Towboatlaw

Towboatlaw

Covers admiralty & maritime law on the rivers and inland waterways of the United States. y Fred Goldsmith.

http://towboatlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2957

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://www.cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    NY Times – Health Worker Who May Have Had Contact With Ebola Is on Cruise Ship

    NY Times – Health Worker Who May Have Had Contact With Ebola Is on Cruise Ship
    According to a New York Times report today (Oct.  17)… a health worker who may have had contact with Ebola is on cruise ship. Snippet below – read the full article at the New York Times here. Adding a new … Continue…
  • Oct 17

    World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Heads Home to Florida After Refit

    World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Heads Home to Florida After Refit
    Just Plain Big – Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas The world’s largest cruise liner, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, set sail for Florida on Wednesday night after a stop in Europe. The ship was undergoing an…
  • Oct 13

    Free Consultation for Potential Cruise Ship Injury Claim

    Free Consultation for Potential Cruise Ship Injury Claim
    If you were hurt in a cruise ship accident, it may be weeks or even several months before you decide that you should consider filing an injury claim against the cruise line of the ship where the accident occurred. After … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3877

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

Covers the marine and energy business. By King Krebs & Jurgens.

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Oct 6

    Greece Initiates Offshore Oil and Gas Tender Proce

    Greece Initiates Offshore Oil and Gas Tender Proce
    Joanne MantisGreece has initiated its tender process for offshore oil and gas (hydrocarbons) exploration as of August 26, 2014. The Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change is seeking bid applications for its offshore oil and…
  • Sep 26

    UPDATE: Punitive Damages for Jones Act Seamen are not “Pining for the Fjords, they’re Dead”!

    UPDATE: Punitive Damages for Jones Act Seamen are not “Pining for the Fjords, they’re Dead”!
    James D. BercawOn September 25, 2014, the en banc Fifth Circuit, in McBride v. Estis Well Serv., L.L.C., No. 12-30714 (5th Cir. Sept. 25, 2014), concluded in a brief opinion that the Supreme Court’s decision of Miles v. Apex Marine…
  • Aug 18

    Don’t Stress, You’re Not Covered: Court Denies Recovery Under Jones Act for Work-Related Stre

    Don’t Stress, You’re Not Covered: Court Denies Recovery Under Jones Act for Work-Related Stre
    Joseph A. Devall, Jr.NOTE: This post was authored for the firm by Spencer Sinclair, a Tulane Law School student who spent part of his summer working at King, Krebs & Jurgens. — JAD Is work-related stress starting to take its toll?…
Rank this Week: 4008

Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
Rank this Week: 4138

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Family Offers Reward in Case of Vanished Cruise Ship Honeymooner

    Family Offers Reward in Case of Vanished Cruise Ship Honeymooner
    On July 5, 2005, George Smith IV vanished from aboard his honeymoon cruise in the Aegean Sea. His body was never recovered. Despite what authorities have said, his mother, Maureen Smith, remains certain her son's death was not an accident. …
  • Jul 30

    The Parents of a Cruise Drowning Victim Call for More to be Done

    The Parents of a Cruise Drowning Victim Call for More to be Done
    In the fall of 2013, a family was enjoying its final day of a five-day cruise on the Carnival Victory when their six-year-old son, Qwentyn Hunter, drowned in a pool full of revelers. It was the DJ who spotted the little boy in the pool and…
  • Jul 14

    Engine Problems Halt Cruise

    Engine Problems Halt Cruise
    A cruise vacation involves trips to beautiful ports of call and days spent enjoying activities while at sea. A recent cruise ended with the loss of an engine and an unscheduled stay in Naples, Italy before an early termination of the cruise.…
Rank this Week: 3603

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

Covers sexual assaults, injuries, passenger disappearances and wrongful death aboard cruise ships. By Leesfield & Partners.

http://www.cruiseshiplawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Female cruise passenger raped and beaten by Cruise Ship employee

    Female cruise passenger raped and beaten by Cruise Ship employee
    During a Valentine's Day Cruise on the Holland America Line cruise ship "MS Nieuw Amsterdam", cruise employee, Ketut Pujayasa, 28, who is an Indonesian citizen, savagely raped, beat and attempted to kill an innocent 31-year-old female cruise…
  • Feb 4

    Third fatal drowning on a Cruise Ship in the last year

    Third fatal drowning on a Cruise Ship in the last year
    Yesterday, a four year-old and a six year old child were discovered unresponsive in a pool aboard the Norwegian Breakaway said Petty Officer Adam Sansoucie of the U.S. Coast Guard in North Carolina. To date, very few details were released by…
  • Jan 27

    Crime remains greatest concern for Cruise Ship Industry

    Crime remains greatest concern for Cruise Ship Industry
    Since 2010 and the passage of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act, the cruise industry has a duty to report 8 crimes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They include: Homicide, suspicious death, missing U.S. National, kidnapping,…
Rank this Week: 3474

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 4916

Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Washington Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the latest news on maritime law, accidents, and settlements. By Anderson Carey Alexander

http://www.washingtonmaritimeinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jul 24

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship
    Hurricane Sandy, which is stirring up waves as large as 32 feet high according to buoy readings, is also giving a wild ride to passengers on at least five cruise ships. Captain Vito Giacalone of Carnival Cruise Lines told ABC News via…
  • Jan 3

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock
    The Coast Guard towed the 40-foot fishing vessel JAYDEN RAY and its crew to safety early this morning after she ran aground at LaPush, about 3 miles north of the mouth of the Quillayute River, on the Olympic Peninsula. The Coast Guard…
  • Jan 3

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock

    Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rock
    The Coast Guard towed the 40-foot fishing vessel JAYDEN RAY and its crew to safety early this morning after she ran aground at LaPush, about 3 miles north of the mouth of the Quillayute River, on the Olympic Peninsula. The Coast Guard…
Rank this Week: 4526