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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/
  • Aug 1

    Viking Star Stuck in Tallinn

    Viking Star Stuck in Tallinn
    The Viking Star cruise ship operated by Viking Ocean Cruises is stuck in port in Tallinn, Estonia.  A person contacted us and wishes to keep her name anonymous. The cruise ship lost power in an engine three days ago. Passengers are…
  • Aug 1

    Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger From Carnival Miracle

    Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger From Carnival Miracle
    Defense Imagery and Video Distribution Services reports that yesterday  the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ill cruise passenger from the Carnival Miracle about 300 miles south of Point Loma, California.  Two MH-60 Jayhawk…
  • Jul 31

    Cruise Industry Image Up But Problems Remain

    Cruise Industry Image Up But Problems Remain
    A reporter for the Marketplace interviewed me yesterday regarding the state of the cruise industry. I explained that compared to a year or two ago, the general perception of cruise lines is up. More than 23,000,000 passengers will cruise this…
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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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Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

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

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Jul 31

    Ninth Circuit - Jones Act is Constitutional

    Ninth Circuit - Jones Act is Constitutional
    The Ninth Circuit struck down a challenge to the constitutionality of the Jones Act or Merchant Marine Act of 1920. The case was Novak v. United States and the opinion can be found here. The litigated component of the Jones...
  • Jul 27

    9th Circuit - California Shark Fin Law Not Preempted by Fed Fisheries Law

    9th Circuit - California Shark Fin Law Not Preempted by Fed Fisheries Law
    The Ninth Circuit rejected a challenge to California's Shark Fin Law, Cal. Fish & Game Code § 2021(b) which makes it "unlawful for any person to possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin" in the state....
  • 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.…
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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/
  • Jul 29

    2 Crew Members Hurt in Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident

    2 Crew Members Hurt in Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident
    According to a report by KHON2 in Hawaii yesterday (July 28, 2015) “two men were hurt while lowering a lifeboat from the ship when the lines gave way”. The accident happened on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America…
  • Jul 27

    Concerns from Injured Passengers and Crew

    Concerns from Injured Passengers and Crew
    Our cruise injury law firm is contacted each week by both passengers and crew members who have suffered injuries. Some of these injuries are caused simply by accidents. Some are caused due to the negligence or lack of care on part of the…
  • Jul 24

    Fire, Rape and Assault: Another Crazy Week for the Cruise Industry

    Fire, Rape and Assault: Another Crazy Week for the Cruise Industry
    Another interesting week has passed with the cruise line industry seeing a wide ranges of incidents across multiple cruise lines. Fire on a Royal Caribbean ship. Rape on a Celebrity Cruise. And a crew member on crew member sexual assault on…
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Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Jul 28

    6 saved from a boat fire

    6 saved from a boat fire
    A Coast Guard cutter crew and local fire department personnel responded to a fire aboard a pleasure craft with six people aboard near Point Wilson, Monday afternoon. The six boaters, four kids and two adults, were unharmed in the fire and…
  • Jul 28

    Dutch Harbor Medevac

    Dutch Harbor Medevac
    A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced an injured mariner from a fish-processing vessel in Beaver Inlet, near Dutch Harbor, Tuesday. The Dolphin helicopter crew launched from Cold Bay, where they were staged…
  • Jul 27

    Fishing vessel taking on water near Valdez, Alaska

    Fishing vessel taking on water near Valdez, Alaska
    A Coast Guard Station Valdez, Alaska, boatcrew responded to a 30-foot fishing vessel taking on water near Valdez, Monday. The boatcrew transferred a dewatering pump and damage control kit to the two boaters and assisted them in controlling…
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Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Important Facts for Passengers Injured During Cruises [Part I]

    Important Facts for Passengers Injured During Cruises [Part I]
    While many families are counting the days until they depart on an exciting cruise, vacations at sea involve exposure to potential hazards that can cause permanent life-altering injuries.  If you suffer a serious injury like paralysis or…
  • Jul 22

    Cruise Ship Accidents Causing Catastrophic Injurie

    Cruise Ship Accidents Causing Catastrophic Injurie
    While most people do not anticipate suffering catastrophic injuries, they are not as rare as you might think.  Federal data reveals that traumatic brain injuries cause 52,000 fatalities and 275,000 injuries per year while another 12,000…
  • Jul 16

    Liability of Cruise Lines for Tour Excursion Injurie

    Liability of Cruise Lines for Tour Excursion Injurie
    Tour excursions to enjoy ancient ruins, beautiful vistas, and exciting forms of recreational activity often constitute the highlights of a cruise experience.  Many of these side trips for educational, leisure, or physical activity…
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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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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 20

    No expansion of the Longshoreman Definition

    No expansion of the Longshoreman Definition
    Coming before the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals  was the question of whether the Claimant was covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act.…
  • Jul 2

    Limitation of Liability Claim Dismissed as Time Barred

    Limitation of Liability Claim Dismissed as Time Barred
    The Limitation Act allows a vessel owner to limit liability for damage or injury to the value of the vessel or the owner’s interest in the vessel. To invoke the protections of the Act, the vessel owner must bring an action in district…
  • 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…
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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/
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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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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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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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