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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://www.lipcon.com/blog/feed/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 83

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    Orlando Avoids Florida Spike in Boating Accident

    Orlando Avoids Florida Spike in Boating Accident
    Orlando Avoids Florida Spike in Boating Accident
  • Oct 3

    El Faro

    El Faro
    ELEUTHERA, Bahamas — The U.S. Coast Guard resumed its search early Saturday across Bahamian waters for a disabled cargo ship with 33 crewmembers, including 28 Americans, that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin, which was moving away…
  • Oct 3

    Lost at sea: Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin _ EL Faro

    Lost at sea: Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin _ EL Faro
    (CNN)For more than 36 hours, there's been no word from, and no sign of, the U.S.-flagged container ship El Faro. That means no news on what's happened to the 28 Americans and five Poles aboard, faced with the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Jul 25

    Horizon Runs Aground in Norway

    Horizon Runs Aground in Norway
    The Horizon cruise ship ran aground today in Stavanger, Norway.  The Stavanager Aftonblad newspaper reports that the cruise ship became stuck after sailing into the sandbanks near the Norwegian port. Tugs were sent to the scene and and…
  • Jul 25

    Thomson Celebration Suffers Engine Failure in Malta

    Thomson Celebration Suffers Engine Failure in Malta
    The Thomson Celebration suffered an engine failure as the cruise ship was leaving Grand Harbor in Valletta, Malta on Saturday, according to the Times of Malta.   The Maltese newspaper states that the cruise ship "drifted for around 100…
  • Jul 24

    Coast Guard Medevacs Two Passengers From Norwegian Gem

    Coast Guard Medevacs Two Passengers From Norwegian Gem
    The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced two cruise ship passengers from NCL's Norwegian Gem today. The NCL cruise ship was off the Virginia coast at the time of the rescue. The Norwegian Gem notified the Coast Guard shortly after 2:00 a.m. that two…
Rank this Week: 325

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jul 18

    Brais Brais Rusak Obtains 1.18 Million Dollar Verdict in a Jet Ski Collision Case

    Brais Brais Rusak Obtains 1.18 Million Dollar Verdict in a Jet Ski Collision Case
    Our client Khalila Jenkins was enjoying Labor Day Weekend in Miami Beach in 2013 when she decided to go jet skiing with friends. The group rented the personal watercrafts and took off to ride in the area designated by the rental company. …
  • Jul 15

    Celebrity Cruises Sued After Crewmember Drops Passenger

    Celebrity Cruises Sued After Crewmember Drops Passenger
    Our cruise ship personal injury attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Celebrity Cruises after one of its crewmembers dropped our client causing a part of her fibula to protrude from her ankle. The complaint filed in Miami Federal Court…
  • Jun 29

    BBR Brings Lawsuit Against Owners of the Mega Yacht Solemate

    BBR Brings Lawsuit Against Owners of the Mega Yacht Solemate
    BBR has been retained by a seafarer who was injured while working as a sous chef aboard the mega yacht Solemates. The seafarer alleges in a Florida lawsuit that she was ordered to lift an overhead hatch that was damaged and ill maintained. …
Rank this Week: 294

Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
Rank this Week: 1201

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/
  • Jul 25

    Two Cruise Passengers Medevaced Off Norwegian Gem

    Two Cruise Passengers Medevaced Off Norwegian Gem
    The Coast Guard is reporting a medical evacuation of two passengers off the Norwegian Gem. The rescue occurred early morning on July 24, 2016. The cruise ship contacted sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth and notified it that…
  • Jul 21

    NCL Crew Member Dies After Rescue Boat Drill Accident

    NCL Crew Member Dies After Rescue Boat Drill Accident
    During a routine safety training drill in Bermuda four crew members of the Norwegian Breakaway were injured when the rescue boat they were lowering into the water as part of the drill broke from its tethering and was left hanging by a wire.…
  • Jul 19

    74 Year Old Passenger Medevaced Off Carnival Breeze

    74 Year Old Passenger Medevaced Off Carnival Breeze
    Defense Imagery and Video System reports that the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 74 year old passenger from the Carnival Breeze on July 18, 2016. The Coast Guard Command center received a call around 3:20 p.m. reporting that a man was…
Rank this Week: 4616

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/
  • Jul 22

    Tides Are Turning: The Arrival of Subchapter M

    Tides Are Turning: The Arrival of Subchapter M
    *This article was prepared by our summer law clerk, Ridge Miguez.   On June 20, 2016 the U.S. Coast Guard posted a preview of the final version of the long-awaited Subchapter M regulation, which will extend inspection requirements to the…
  • Jul 18

    OSHA Delays Implementation of Recording and Reporting Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Illnesse

    OSHA Delays Implementation of Recording and Reporting Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Illnesse
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) previously implemented new rules whereby certain employers would be required to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA.  Under these new rules,…
  • Jul 5

    OWCP Gives Notice of Increased Penaltie

    OWCP Gives Notice of Increased Penaltie
    Implementing the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act, signed into law by President Obama on November 2, 2015, OWCP has announced adjustments to certain penalties under the Longshore and Harbor Workers…
Rank this Week: 3311

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.cruiseshiplawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3010

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Jul 21

    NOAA Crew Member MedEvaced

    NOAA Crew Member MedEvaced
    A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a 28-year-old crewman reportedly suffering from extreme stomach pains aboard a NOAA vessel near Garibaldi, Wednesday. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay safely transported…
  • Jul 20

    F/V Struck a Rock – that is still there

    F/V Struck a Rock – that is still there
    Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology personnel responded to pollution caused after a vessel hit a rock near Jones Island, Monday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget were notified at 4:36 p.m. by a TowBoat U.S. crew that…
  • Jul 20

    Coordinated AMVER Rescue 990 miles out at Sea

    Coordinated AMVER Rescue 990 miles out at Sea
    The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of a sailor in distress more than 990 miles west of the Columbia River by utilizing the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue system, Tuesday. Responding to the AMVER request, the crew of the…
Rank this Week: 3147

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3155

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattleinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Safety Issues in the Construction Industry

    Safety Issues in the Construction Industry
    Working in the construction industry can be a very challenging and dangerous occupation.  At Kraft Palmer Davies we represent both residential and commercial construction workers.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there…
  • Jul 6

    Construction Accident at West Seattle Bridge Causes Severe Injury to One Worker and Results in the Death of Another

    Construction Accident at West Seattle Bridge Causes Severe Injury to One Worker and Results in the Death of Another
    Around 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016, a box truck hit the elevated arm of a man lift stationed under the West Seattle Bridge, knocking two workers out of the lift. The workers were involved in the Fauntleroy Expressway Bearing Pad…
  • Jun 10

    Alarming Increase in Motorcycle Deaths Across the United State

    Alarming Increase in Motorcycle Deaths Across the United State
    The annual study for the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) provided by state highway safety offices revealed that 2015 U.S. motorcycle deaths increased 10 percent compared with 2014; the total number of deaths exceeded 5,000 for…
Rank this Week: 2119

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    Father, Son Die As Boat Capsizes on Fishing Trip in Glacier Bay, Alaska

    Father, Son Die As Boat Capsizes on Fishing Trip in Glacier Bay, Alaska
    A father and son, identified as 75-year-old Larry Roger McWilliams and 48-year-old Gary Roger McWilliams, died Monday, May 30th, after their fishing boat overturned in Glacier Bay National Park. The cause of the vessel capsize remains a…
  • Jul 8

    Woman Tragically Killed in Oregon Boating Accident

    Woman Tragically Killed in Oregon Boating Accident
    On Friday, June 24th, the group of friends were slowly cruising in their pontoon boat along the Rock River in Oregon. Statements from Phil Lukes, a passenger on the pontoon boat, and Al Overton, owner of River Road Marina, revealed that a…
  • Jul 8

    Coast Guard medevacs injured deckhand from F/V Pacific Star near Kodiak, AK

    Coast Guard medevacs injured deckhand from F/V Pacific Star near Kodiak, AK
    On Saturday, June 25, The U.S. Coast Guard received word of an incident aboard the 79-foot fishing vessel, Pacific Star. A medevac flight by a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was sent to the vessel traveling about 74 miles southeast of Kodiak,…
Rank this Week: 2739

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 8

    Recreational Boating Fatalities on the Decline

    Recreational Boating Fatalities on the Decline
    The 2015 annual recreational boating statistics report was released by the United States Coast Guard, which found the third lowest number of fatality deaths in a year at 626 deaths.  While the total number of fatalities represented a…
  • May 24

    Federal Court Orders American Seafoods Company to Increase Maintenance Pay for Injured Workers.

    Federal Court Orders American Seafoods Company to Increase Maintenance Pay for Injured Workers.
    On May 24, 2016, a federal court in Seattle rejected American Seafoods Company’s attempts to limit the maintenance rate to the $30 per day set forth in the employment contract. American Seafoods took the position that it would not pay…
  • Mar 28

    Tug Specialist Sinking on Hudson River

    Tug Specialist Sinking on Hudson River
    On March 12, 2016, a tugboat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River near New York City, leaving two dead and one missing.  The tugboat, name Specialist, was 84 feet long and sank near the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The tugboat sank within…
Rank this Week: 2688

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Injured in a Fall, on Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Sea

    Injured in a Fall, on Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Sea
    We received and inquiry on our website from a passenger who was injured in a fall while cruising with Royal Caribbean on the Navigator of the Seas cruise ship. The passenger explained what happened with the accident and was asking “what…
  • Jun 24

    Carnival Passenger Denied Ability to See the Doctor

    Carnival Passenger Denied Ability to See the Doctor
    We recently conversed with a passenger aboard a Carnival Cruise Ship about a medical incident that occurred that left the passenger utterly confused about their rights — both as sick passenger on the cruise ship and as a passenger with…
  • Jun 24

    Slipped and Fell on Carnival Cruise

    Slipped and Fell on Carnival Cruise
    “I slipped and fell on Carnival Cruise…” This inquiry is a common one we receive at our law firm — common because it’s an accident that happened on a Carnival Cruise ship — and common that it was a slip…
Rank this Week: 3534

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Jun 24

    Coast Guard Issues Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule

    Coast Guard Issues Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule
    The U.S. Coast Guard Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule under 46 CFR Subchapter M takes effect on July 20, 2016. The Rule, published this week, has its roots in the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004, and creates many…
  • Apr 19

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Preventing the Application of the Section 20(a) Presumption with Surveillance

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Preventing the Application of the Section 20(a) Presumption with Surveillance
    The recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Bis Salamis, Inc. v. Director, OWCP (Joseph Meeks), No. 15-60148 (March 17, 2016), highlights how the defense to a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’…
  • Mar 23

    Punitive Damages Only Mostly Dead Under General Maritime Law

    Punitive Damages Only Mostly Dead Under General Maritime Law
    Following the Fifth Circuit’s opinion in McBride v. Estis Well Service, 768 F.3d 382, 391 (5th Cir. 2014), we reported that punitive damages had “expired and gone to meet their maker” when it comes to Jones Act seamen. As it…
Rank this Week: 3852

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

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

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court - Insular Areas are Not State

    Supreme Court - Insular Areas are Not State
    Hawaii's position as the 50th State provides an interesting vantage to view the governance of those territorial areas that are within the United States but are not a state. Since the late 1890's, the United States has been vexed by...
  • May 27

    Legal Profession in Hawaii - the Number

    Legal Profession in Hawaii - the Number
    The Hawaii State Bar Association just released its statistics for the Hawaii license renewals for 2016. It is an interesting snapshot of the legal profession in Hawaii and specifically the demographics of attorneys. Did you know that Hawaii…
  • May 3

    Why We Love the West Coast - Fish, Antitrust and the Federal Arbitration Act

    Why We Love the West Coast - Fish, Antitrust and the Federal Arbitration Act
    “When you collect marine animals there are certain flat worms so delicate that they are almost impossible to catch whole for they will break and tatter under the touch. You must let them ooze and crawl of their own will...
Rank this Week: 4803

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: 2709

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/
  • Oct 30

    Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derecho

    Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derecho
    Marineros extranjeros lesionados en buques de bandera estadounidense o navío que extensivamente salen de los puertos estadounidenses, a menudo se les aconseja de no tomar acción legal en las cortes estadounidenses, cuando en…
  • Oct 9

    Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Court

    Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Court
    Foreign seamen injured on U.S. flagged vessels or vessels operating extensively out of U.S. ports are too often dissuaded from pursuing an action in U.S. courts, when in such cases, the particular foreign seaman is often protected under the…
  • Apr 7

    Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury

    Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury
    After an accident, your world can quickly turn upside down. With the stress of worrying about your injuries and your ability to work, you may inadvertently do something that can hurt your future legal case. There are actions and inactions…
Rank this Week: 1502

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: 2979

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: 3474

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…
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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…
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