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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/
  • Sep 28

    Phoenix Reisen's Albatros ist Kaputt

    Phoenix Reisen's Albatros ist Kaputt
    A number of German newspapers are reporting that the cruise ship M/S Albatros, marketed by the German travel company Phoenix Reisen, broke down this week. The ship suffered mechanical problems which delayed her departure to Dover from…
  • Sep 28

    Carnival Passenger Robbed at Port in Belize

    Carnival Passenger Robbed at Port in Belize
    On September 13, 2016, a passenger on the Carnival Magic was robbed at gunpoint at the port of Belize. We received the following information from the passenger: "We were at the port next to the belize sign taking pictures. A vendor selling…
  • Sep 26

    Britannia Travel Advisory for Belgium: Beware of "Extremist Activity"

    Britannia Travel Advisory for Belgium: Beware of "Extremist Activity"
    Today, I received a copy of an advisory which the staff of P&O's Britannia distributed to passengers aboard the cruise ship, prior to disembarking in Bruges, advising them of the existence of a possible threat associated with…
Rank this Week: 228

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Tugboat Sinks in Columbia River

    Tugboat Sinks in Columbia River
    The Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality and the US Coast Guard responded to an 82-foot sunken tug at 8:49pm on the evening of Sunday, September 25th. The Earnest, a wooden-hulled vessel, sank on the Columbia River in Goble, OR.…
  • Aug 30

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA
    The 22-year-old student diver who was rescued near Seacrest Park in West Seattle on August 28th, has died. The police report states that visibility underwater was very poor. Divers were signaled to surface, and all three divers in the class…
  • Aug 30

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA
    The 22-year-old student diver who was rescued near Seacrest Park in West Seattle on August 28th, has died. The police report states that visibility underwater was very poor. Divers were signaled to surface, and all three divers in the class…
Rank this Week: 2677

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/
  • Sep 27

    Injured Carinval Cruise Passenger Medevaced off Louisiana Coast

    Injured Carinval Cruise Passenger Medevaced off Louisiana Coast
    The Coast Guard is reporting that it medevaced a 60-year-old woman passenger from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at 8:43 pm on Monday, September 26th, from the Carnival Triumph requesting a…
  • Sep 26

    Biscayne Bay Boating Accident Sends One Person to the Hospital

    Biscayne Bay Boating Accident Sends One Person to the Hospital
    A boating accident in south Biscayne Bay sends one boater to the hospital. It is being reported that at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 26th, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were called to a boating accident scene where one person was…
  • Sep 26

    Crew Member Air Lifted from Ruby Princess Cruise Ship

    Crew Member Air Lifted from Ruby Princess Cruise Ship
    A 47-year-old crew member of the Ruby Princess cruise ship was airlifted during the early hours of Saturday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard after reports that he was having symptoms of a heart attack. The cruise ship was located…
Rank this Week: 249

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Five Crew Members Are Missing After Amazon River Cruise Ship Accident

    Five Crew Members Are Missing After Amazon River Cruise Ship Accident
    The Amazon River has already encountered cruise ship accidents this year, but a recent accident onboard the Aqua Amazon cruise ship is proving to be more tragic.  For reasons unknown at this time, an explosion occurred on the cruise…
  • Sep 21

    Young Boy Dies Two Days After Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Pool Accident

    Young Boy Dies Two Days After Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Pool Accident
    Young children continue to fall victim to swimming pool accidents on cruise ships, and a recent accident only confirms that a problem truly exists on board many cruise ships.  Just last month, an 8-year-old boy lost his life two days…
  • Sep 15

    Cruise Ship Crew Member Dies After Accident During Weekly Safety Drill

    Cruise Ship Crew Member Dies After Accident During Weekly Safety Drill
    The cruise liner Norwegian Breakaway recently lost one of its crew members during a weekly safety drill when a lifeboat carrying the crew member detached from its tethering, which, according to some accounts, may have been left hanging by one…
Rank this Week: 673

Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Reed Smith Shipping Group launch Linked In Showcase Page

    Reed Smith Shipping Group launch Linked In Showcase Page
    The Shipping Group have recently launched a Showcase Page on Linked In for all our shipping updates and news. We will be keeping the page up to date with the latest industry developments as well as upcoming events, seminars and team updates.…
  • Aug 23

    Masters must show caution or else liability limits may be terminal

    Masters must show caution or else liability limits may be terminal
    The Privy Council has confirmed that it is possible to contract out the right to limit liability, and so operators must be vigilant in ensuring this does not inadvertently happen, write Mark O’Neil and Anushka Karunaratne in Tradewinds.…
  • Aug 22

    Collateral lies: The lie is dishonest but the claim is not

    Collateral lies: The lie is dishonest but the claim is not
    The Supreme Court rules that a collateral lie embellishing a valid claim does not amount to a fraudulent claim. Versloot Dredging BV and another (Appellants) v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG and others [2016] UKSC 45 Facts The vessel…
Rank this Week: 3759

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Sep 26

    Proposed LHWCA Maximum Compensation Change May Concern Some Employer

    Proposed LHWCA Maximum Compensation Change May Concern Some Employer
    The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Department of Labor, posted proposed rules affecting section 906 of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act 33 U.S.C. § 901 et seq., Federal Register, Volume 81, No.…
  • Aug 24

    OCSLA Coverage for Land Injuries Has Limit

    OCSLA Coverage for Land Injuries Has Limit
    James Baker, Jr. v. Director, OWCP; Gulf Island Marine Fabricators, LLC, U.S. Fifth Circuit No. 15-60634 (August 19, 2016). In this case the Court of Appeals affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) determination that Mr. Baker, an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 997

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/
  • Sep 22

    The Implications of Hanjin’s Bankruptcy

    The Implications of Hanjin’s Bankruptcy
    Hanjin Shipping Company originates in South Korea but is internationally recognized in the maritime industry. Responsible for a substantial portion of the industry’s shipping needs, Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest container…
  • Sep 14

    Ninth Circuit Denies Concurrent Compensation to DBA Claimant

    Ninth Circuit Denies Concurrent Compensation to DBA Claimant
    In this claim for benefits brought under the Defense Base Act as an extension of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Claimant alleged that he sustained both a hearing loss injury and a lower back injury caused by a…
  • Sep 13

    New LHWCA Compensation Rates Announced

    New LHWCA Compensation Rates Announced
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics has determined the national average weekly wage to be $718.24, a 2.17% increase over the current NAWW of $703.00. Therefore, effective October 1, 2016, the new minimum compensation rate under the LHWCA will be…
Rank this Week: 384

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Sep 17

    50-foot Ms Nicani Aground

    50-foot Ms Nicani Aground
    Coast Guard personnel are monitoring the 50-foot commercial fishing vessel Ms Nicani after it went aground on a beach north of the Siuslaw River Bar north jetty, Saturday. A shore party from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River responded, took…
  • Sep 17

    Search Suspended – presumed dead

    Search Suspended – presumed dead
    Multiple agencies suspended the search for a missing 25-year-old woman who went into the water from aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl. The crew of the Norwegian Pearl reported the woman crew-member from the vessel, had gone overboard…
  • Sep 16

    Jet Boaters pulled from the water

    Jet Boaters pulled from the water
    A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew rescued three people from a sunken jet boat on the Lace River near Berners Bay approximately 36 miles northwest of Juneau Thursday night. The aircrew hoisted a woman and two men and…
Rank this Week: 778

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Sep 13

    Miami Beach WaveRunner Rental Company Sued for Violating Boating Safety Law

    Miami Beach WaveRunner Rental Company Sued for Violating Boating Safety Law
    Our Florida Board Certified Admiralty & Maritime lawyers have brought a lawsuit against a Miami Beach WaveRunner rental company for its violation of boating safety laws which contributed to our client's injuries. The complaint filed in…
  • Sep 6

    Royal Caribbean sued by Passenger for Injuries Sustained in Zip Line Excursion

    Royal Caribbean sued by Passenger for Injuries Sustained in Zip Line Excursion
    The cruise passenger injury lawyers of Brais Brais & Rusak have filed lawsuit on behalf of a Texas woman against Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and a Honduran shore excursion operator for injuries sustained while participating in a zip-line…
  • Aug 19

    Florida Key's Dive Company Sued for Crewmember's Wrongful Death

    Florida Key's Dive Company Sued for Crewmember's Wrongful Death
    Our firm has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a Florida Key's dive boat crewmember who lost his life. On the night of November 15, 2015, the crewmember was serving as a deck hand aboard a dive boat while seventeen…
Rank this Week: 659

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: 3690

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Injury on Carnival Cruise – What To Do Next?

    Injury on Carnival Cruise – What To Do Next?
    A common statement we hear from injured passengers is, “I don’t know what to do next.” This usually follows a description of an incident or accident that a passenger (or crewmember) has suffered while traveling on a cruise…
  • Sep 6

    Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean Experiences Rough Sea

    Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean Experiences Rough Sea
    Reports from CruiseHive.com from yesterday (Labor Day 2016) showed video images from Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship dealing with “extremely rough sea conditions.” Apparently the boat was traveling in 90+…
  • Sep 6

    Listing at 30 Degrees, Carnival Legend “Freaks Out” Passenger

    Listing at 30 Degrees, Carnival Legend “Freaks Out” Passenger
    The Times Colonist reports that the Carnival Legend cruise ship, cruising near Victoria, British Columbia listed near 30 degrees when one of its four engines failed on Sept. 5. At the paper reports, passengers were “freaked out”…
Rank this Week: 955

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

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

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
Rank this Week: 524

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Motor Vehicle Fatalities on the Rise in Washington State

    Motor Vehicle Fatalities on the Rise in Washington State
    The National Safety Council (NCS) released a report on motor vehicle fatality estimates for the first six months of 2016 that found traffic deaths on the rise across America, as well as in Washington State.  From January to June of 2016…
  • Aug 18

    Pedestrian Safety in Seattle

    Pedestrian Safety in Seattle
    In the United States every year thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed.  In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes across America.  In addition, in 2013, there were more than 150,000 non-fatal crash-related…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2019

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Alaska Salmon Season Yields Less Salmon

    Alaska Salmon Season Yields Less Salmon
    The 2016 Alaska salmon harvest is seeing a sharp decline from 2015, but one species is helping to save the summer fishing season.  According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the projected total catch for salmon during the…
  • Jul 27

    F/T ALASKA JURIS CREW FORCED TO ABANDONED SHIP

    F/T ALASKA JURIS CREW FORCED TO ABANDONED SHIP
    According to news reports, 46 crew members were forced to abandoned ship when the Fishing Company of Alaska factory trawler F/T ALASKA JURIS began taking on water and sinking off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands yesterday. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2555

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/
Rank this Week: 1232

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: 1100

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: 2646

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: 366

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: 2956

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3339

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: 3108

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: 4858