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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/
  • Jul 1

    Were You on one of the June 25th HAL Promech Flightseeing Excusions? Call the NTSB Now!

    Were You on one of the June 25th HAL Promech Flightseeing Excusions? Call the NTSB Now!
    Cruise passengers from the Westerdam and the Noordam Holland America Line (HAL) cruise ships were on three Promech excursion flighseeing planes on fateful day of June 25th when 8 HAL passengers died. These passengers experienced…
  • Jul 1

    VIDEO: "Murky Waters - The Dark Side of the Cruise Industry"

    VIDEO: "Murky Waters - The Dark Side of the Cruise Industry"
    An Australian newspaper published a mini-documentary about cruise ship dangers in Australia today. SBS' "The Feed" published Murky Waters: The Dark Side of the Cruise Industry, written and produced by Hannah Sinclair. The video takes a…
  • Jul 1

    Norovirus Strikes Ryndam; Cruise Ends Early

    Norovirus Strikes Ryndam; Cruise Ends Early
    Cruise Critic is reporting that the Holland America Line (HAL) Ryndam cruise ship is a code red situation with a gastrointestinal virus sickening passengers sailing from the U.K. The HAL cruise ship is returning to port in Harwich a…
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Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

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

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Jun 30

    ABA Litigation Section - FREE Roundtable on Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease

    ABA Litigation Section - FREE Roundtable on Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease
    The ABA Section of Litigation announced a free roundtable to discuss Cotenancy clauses after a recent decision by a California appeals court, Grand Prospect Partners, LP v. Ross Dress for Less. You can find the link for registration here.…
  • Jun 5

    On Citizenship and Nationality - DC Circuit Revisits Insular Case

    On Citizenship and Nationality - DC Circuit Revisits Insular Case
    Geography matters, but so do governments. If you live in a place that flies the American flag, should you be entitled to all of the privileges that are shared by all the residents of lands where that flag is flown?...
  • Jun 1

    DC Showdown Over Fisheries Law Amendment

    DC Showdown Over Fisheries Law Amendment
    Ah, the bloggers's dream: juxtaposing DC Showdown with Fisheries Law in the title of your post. On a more serious note, domestic fisheries are a $5B component of our national economy with certainly more impact locally in those ports where...
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Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
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Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    What Every Passenger Injured on a Cruise Needs to Know

    What Every Passenger Injured on a Cruise Needs to Know
    Many people are injured every year because of the careless or malicious acts of others, but the injury victims decline to pursue compensation for their injuries.  While no injury victim should be forced to cover the cost of their own…
  • Jun 23

    Protecting Your Rights to Justice and Compensation for Sexual Assaults on Cruise

    Protecting Your Rights to Justice and Compensation for Sexual Assaults on Cruise
    When people spend time planning a cruise and saving money to enjoy their excursion, passengers have many expectations.  These expectations almost certainly do not include becoming a victim of sexual assault.  Sadly, sexual assaults…
  • Jun 17

    Major Cruise Lines Fail to Hire Lifeguards despite Drowning Incidents Involving Children

    Major Cruise Lines Fail to Hire Lifeguards despite Drowning Incidents Involving Children
    If cruising is your travel option of choice, you know that you will see lots of kids swimming and enjoying water slides on any cruise.  Despite the vast range in ages and number of children that can be found in the pool on a cruise line…
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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/
  • Jun 28

    Eight Holland American Line Cruise Passengers Tragically Die While on an Alaskan Shore Excursion Sight-Seeing Tour

    Eight Holland American Line Cruise Passengers Tragically Die While on an Alaskan Shore Excursion Sight-Seeing Tour
    Eight Holland American Line cruise ship passengers tragically died on Thursday, June 25, 2015 when a DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter float plane crashed, some 25 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. The crash occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m., at…
  • Jun 3

    Caribbean Cruise Lines Allowed to Challenge Better Business Bureau's "F" Grade in Court

    Caribbean Cruise Lines Allowed to Challenge Better Business Bureau's "F" Grade in Court
    After receiving an "F" grade from the Better Business Bureau of Palm Beach County (BBB), Caribbean Cruise Lines filed a complaint against the consumer protection organization alleging defamation and violation of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair…
  • Jun 2

    Ft. Lauderdale Intracostal Boat Accident Law

    Ft. Lauderdale Intracostal Boat Accident Law
    We have been following the tragic story of Dalton Joseph Shirley who lost his life when a center console boat he was riding on crashed into a concrete dock in the Intracoastal Waterway behind a house located on Northeast 38th Street, in Ft.…
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Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Holland America Passengers Killed in Plane Crash in Alaska

    Holland America Passengers Killed in Plane Crash in Alaska
    As cruise ship injury lawyers representing passengers, we were deeply saddened by the news of 8 Holland America Line passengers killed in a plane crash on Thursday at around 2 pm near the Misty Fjords area about 25 miles northeast of…
  • Jun 1

    Federal Judge Orders Foss to Pay for Medical Cure

    Federal Judge Orders Foss to Pay for Medical Cure
    IN ADMIRALTY FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW RE EVIDENTIARY HEARING ON MAINTENANCE AND CURE This matter came on for an evidentiary hearing, before the Court, sitting without a jury, on May 14, 2015. Plaintiff Jeffrey A. Hedges…
  • May 26

    Federal Court Orders Arctic Storm to Pay Maintenance to Fish Processors Injured in Fire

    Federal Court Orders Arctic Storm to Pay Maintenance to Fish Processors Injured in Fire
    In an order dated May 22, 2015, a Seattle federal court judge issued a ruling requiring Arctic Storm, Inc. to pay back maintenance payments to two fish processors injured on May 20, 2013 when a fire broke out on board the C/P ARCTIC STORM and…
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Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    9 Cruise Ship Passengers Dead After Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Alaska

    9 Cruise Ship Passengers Dead After Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Alaska
    9 passengers from the Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam were killed on Thursday, June 25 as the sightseeing plane they were traveling on crashed into an Alaska mountainside. View the video coverage from in Seattle. Read the full…
  • Jun 22

    22 Injured as Cruise Ship Hits Wall in New York’s St. Lawrence Seaway

    22 Injured as Cruise Ship Hits Wall in New York’s St. Lawrence Seaway
    The Associated Press reports (carried by Fox News)… Last week (June 18)… A cruise ship taking European tourists to Ontario, Canada, crashed into a wall while entering a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in northern New York,…
  • Jun 22

    Royal Caribbean’s World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Nearing Completion in France

    Royal Caribbean’s World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Nearing Completion in France
    The world’s biggest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, is nearing completion at a shipyard in France. The goal is to have the ship operational for a May 2016 inaugural voyage, from Southhampton in Britain to the…
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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/
  • Jun 24

    Geographical Proximity is Not the Only Factor in Deciding OCSLA Jurisdiction

    Geographical Proximity is Not the Only Factor in Deciding OCSLA Jurisdiction
    Robert Lewis, Jr. filed suit under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), alleging injuries to his left elbow, cervical spine, and lumbar spine as the result of an accident that occurred while working on Ram-Powell, a tension-leg…
  • Jun 16

    New District Director for the Sixth Compensation District

    New District Director for the Sixth Compensation District
    Kristina Hall, a longtime Claims Examiner in the Jacksonville office of OWCP, has been named as the new District Director for the Sixth Compensation District, replacing Charles D. Lee, who retired in March, 2015. Ms. Hall has been the acting…
  • Jun 16

    Waiver of Registered Mail Service Approved by OWCP

    Waiver of Registered Mail Service Approved by OWCP
    OWCP, DLHWC has issued Industry Notice 152 effective June 10, 2015, which allows electronic service of notices and orders to longshore stakeholders. First proposed over five years ago by the DOL-Joint Bar Association, Inc., OWCP has issued…
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Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

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

    Coast Guard medevacs woman

    Coast Guard medevacs woman
    KODIAK, Alaska -- The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman from Anderson Island in Sheep Bay near Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday morning. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed in Cordova,…
  • Jun 16

    Coast Guard rescues 2

    Coast Guard rescues 2
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew, forward deployed to Cordova, rescued two men and two dogs after their boat became disabled in Little Susitna River, near Anchorage, Tuesday. The aircrew hoisted the…
  • Jun 14

    Coast Guard medevacs woman from Norwegian Sun

    Coast Guard medevacs woman from Norwegian Sun
    JUNEAU, Alaska -- A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward-deployed to Cordova medevaced a 63-year-old woman from the cruise ship Norwegian Sun near Yakutat, Sunday. The aircrew hoisted the woman and safely…
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Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC
    The cruise passenger injury lawyers of BBRC have been retained to represent a Louisiana woman who fell due to an unreasonably slippery deck aboard the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The slip and fall occurred on the ship's Lido deck. The…
  • May 18

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital
    A 29-year-old passenger is in ta Charleston, South Carolina hospital after being airlifted off the Disney Magic cruise ship last Saturday. Reports state that in the early morning hours the cruise ship requested assistance from the Coast…
  • May 14

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
    A sexual assault occurs in the United States every 2 minutes. Often times these attacks are unreported. Like most sexual assault situations, victims raped aboard cruise ships most often do not inform authorities. Sometimes, however, the…
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Towboatlaw

Towboatlaw

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

http://towboatlaw.wordpress.com
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Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
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Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Jun 8

    Are ‘Best Efforts’ Provisions Enforceable in Maritime Contracts?

    Are ‘Best Efforts’ Provisions Enforceable in Maritime Contracts?
    Robert J. Stefani NOTE: This post was authored for the firm by Amanda James, a Loyola University New Orleans College of Law student who is spending part of her summer working at King, Krebs & Jurgens. — RJS Parties to maritime…
  • Mar 17

    Highlights from the Admiralty Law Institute

    Highlights from the Admiralty Law Institute
    Laura E. Avery The 25th Biennial Admiralty Law Institute kicked off with great success on March 11, 2015. Informative presentations continued on March 12-13, building on the theme of this year’s conference, “Symposium on Maritime…
  • Mar 13

    Admiralty Law Institute Kicks Off in New Orlean

    Admiralty Law Institute Kicks Off in New Orlean
    Laura E. Avery March 11, 2015, marked the first day of the 25th Biennial Admiralty Law Institute. Held at Tulane University in New Orleans, the ALI is the oldest and largest continuing legal education program devoted entirely to maritime law.…
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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,…
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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/
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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/
  • Feb 26

    Wrongful Death of Theresa Meuers during a Cruise Shore Excursion in Belize

    Wrongful Death of Theresa Meuers during a Cruise Shore Excursion in Belize
    Last week, Theresa Meuers was untimely killed in a horrendous motor vehicle accident that occurred on George Price Highway in Belize. You may read Theresa's obituary published in the Star Tribune. That day, in the late morning hours,…
  • Dec 23

    Cruise lines finally liable for medical malpractice committed on cruise ship

    Cruise lines finally liable for medical malpractice committed on cruise ship
    For the longest times, cruise ship passengers were not allowed to bring cruise lines as defendants in medical malpractice claims to recover for the negligent acts of a doctor or a nurse when they were committed aboard a cruise ship. In…
  • 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…
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Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    After eyeing other Southeastern ports, Crowley consolidates its Puerto Rico service at Jaxport

    After eyeing other Southeastern ports, Crowley consolidates its Puerto Rico service at Jaxport
    Crowley Maritime Corp. is consolidating its Jacksonville operations, with Crowley Liner Services Inc. relocating its Puerto Rican service from its private terminal to the Jacksonville Port Authority's Talleyrand Marine Terminal. Although John…
  • Nov 19

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key Sunday. According to FWC’s Jorge Pino, a 23-foot MAKO capsized when a wave swamped the…
  • Nov 19

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you…

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you connected to your everyday life will convince you to get away from it all. According to a press release, Carnival plans to install new, higher-speed wireless internet service on its 101 cruise ships to…
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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:…
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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…
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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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