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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/
  • Jun 20

    Police in Belize Arrest Three NCL Crew Members for Smuggling Cocaine

    Police in Belize Arrest Three NCL Crew Members for Smuggling Cocaine
    7 News Belize reports that three NCL crew members were arrested in Belize for possession of two kilos of cocaine which was picked up in Roatan and taken on an unidentified NCL cruise ship to the private destination of Harvest Caye, apparently…
  • Jun 18

    Brazilian Crew Member Missing From MSC Musica

    Brazilian Crew Member Missing From MSC Musica
    A crew member disappeared from the MSC Musica last night according to crew members on the MSC cruise ship and Italian newspapers. Several crew members reported that a Brazilian woman failed to appear for work earlier today.  The Musica…
  • Jun 14

    Cruise Industry: A Menace to Wildlife?

    Cruise Industry: A Menace to Wildlife?
    This weekend, a reader of this blog sent me an article from the San Pedro Sun regarding NCL's exploitation of rare macaws in its development in Belize at Harvest Caye. Scarlet Macaws NCL reportedly obtained numerous birds (toucans and other…
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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.

https://www.lipcon.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    Three Carnival Ships Rerouted Due to Tropical Storms in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

    Three Carnival Ships Rerouted Due to Tropical Storms in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico
    The last thing you want on your vacation is to experience inclement weather. Especially when you’re on a cruise ship, a major storm can make for very uneasy seas and dangerous sailing conditions. Fortunately, when faced with two…
  • Jun 16

    Men Rescued by Adventure of the Seas After 23 Days At Sea

    Men Rescued by Adventure of the Seas After 23 Days At Sea
    Most people do not consider cruise ships to be the emergency responding vessel of choice. However, this week, the Adventure of the Seas rescued two men who had been stranded on their fishing boat for 23 days, proving that cruise ships may be…
  • Jun 16

    After tragedy, family pushes for lifeguards on cruise ship

    After tragedy, family pushes for lifeguards on cruise ship
    by: Sorboni Banerjee via www.fox13news.com TAMPA (FOX 13) – Destination, amenities, price — all considerations you ask about when you book ... The post After tragedy, family pushes for lifeguards on cruise ships appeared…
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Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.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/
  • Apr 3

    Has your cruise become an amusement park to the detriment of safety?

    Has your cruise become an amusement park to the detriment of safety?
    In the last decade, the cruise experience alone does not work in the economically fierce competition for  cruise passengers which has forced all the major cruise lines to turn the travel cruise experience into an “amusement…
  • Sep 13

    Fatal Incident aboard the Harmony of Seas Royal Caribbean cruise ship – Crew Member Injurie

    Fatal Incident aboard the Harmony of Seas Royal Caribbean cruise ship – Crew Member Injurie
    Frédéric Speich for La Provence French reporters of La Provence have confirmed that an incident occurred aboard the Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  The ship…
  • Jul 22

    The Maritime Limitation Action – When you cannot avoid it, Postpone it!

    The Maritime Limitation Action – When you cannot avoid it, Postpone it!
    In the mid-nineteenth century, Congress passed the “Limitation Act” to induce capitalists to invest money in the maritime and shipping industries.  The Act achieves this purpose by exempting allegedly innocent vessel owners…
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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/
  • Apr 5

    Hawaii Aquarium Fish Permit Triggering Environmental Review - Oral Argument

    Hawaii Aquarium Fish Permit Triggering Environmental Review - Oral Argument
    The Hawaii Supreme Court conducted oral arguments last week in the case of Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural Resources. This is the case asking whether an online commercial fishing permit application triggers environmental review…
  • Nov 30

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2016 - Telescopes, Ag Lands and More

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2016 - Telescopes, Ag Lands and More
    My partner Gregory W. Kugle and I were pleased to present at our fourth annual Hawaii State Bar Association Real Property and Financial Services Section Real Estate Litigation Update for 2016. Greg covered the big cases from 2016, including…
  • Oct 22

    Hawaii Supreme Court - State Retirees Right to Health Benefits Requires Trial

    Hawaii Supreme Court - State Retirees Right to Health Benefits Requires Trial
    Deviating from our usual fare of ocean and land related cases, we wade into a constitutional thicket and report on Dannenberg v. State of Hawaii. The opinion from the Supreme Court is here. Judge James Dannenberg (retired) is the lead...
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Law at the Water Line

Law at the Water Line

Covers maritime law. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.atlanticmaritimelaw.com/
  • May 25

    PODCAST - Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy

    PODCAST - Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy
    The so-called “blue economy” is evolving at a rapid pace.  As a result, innovative marine-based businesses are finding themselves exposed to risks when technological development outpaces legal development.  This podcast…
  • Mar 13

    A New Model for Offshore Windpower?

    A New Model for Offshore Windpower?
    According to an article in Maritime Executive, offshore renewable power developers are about to sign an agreement for the construction of islands in the middle of the North Sea as bases for offshore wind facilities. As the article states:…
  • Feb 27

    China Proposes New Rules for UAV

    China Proposes New Rules for UAV
    Photo courtesy of General Dynamics CorporationChina has proposed new requirements for underwater autonomous vehicles operating in what it claims to be its waters. The proposal, which many maintain is unrealistic, underscores the need for…
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Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

https://news.braislaw.com
  • Jun 5

    Florida Personal Watercraft Injury Release Found Unenforceable

    Florida Personal Watercraft Injury Release Found Unenforceable
    Our Florida personal watercraft injury lawyers were recently successful in convincing a court that a release was legally insufficient and, therefore, unenforceable. Facts of the Case Our client and her boyfriend were staying at the…
  • Apr 25

    After Multiple Drownings and Near-Drownings Norwegian and Royal Caribbean Finally Hire Lifeguard

    After Multiple Drownings and Near-Drownings Norwegian and Royal Caribbean Finally Hire Lifeguard
    Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean announced its implementation of a new water safety program fleet wide starting with Oasis of the Seas.  The program includes stationing of lifeguards trained by StarGuard Elite at every pool including…
  • Apr 9

    Brais Law Bring Personal Injury Claim against Miami WaveRunner Tour Operator

    Brais Law Bring Personal Injury Claim against Miami WaveRunner Tour Operator
    The Florida personal watercraft accident attorneys of Brais Brais Rusak have recently brought a lawsuit against a Miami area rental and tour company for negligent conduction of a WaveRunner Tour.  The facts surrounding this case involved…
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Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Medevacs Injured Crew Member

    Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Medevacs Injured Crew Member
    A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 58-year-old male after he suffered an ankle injury while aboard the F/V NEW DAWN. The 50-foot commercial vessel was near Shelikof Strait when the incident occurred on…
  • Jun 13

    Seattle Jury Awards Deadliest Catch Crabber $1.35 Million

    Seattle Jury Awards Deadliest Catch Crabber $1.35 Million
    A crabber working in the Alaska Bering Sea aboard the TIME BANDIT (the vessel made famous by the popular Discovery Channel reality series “Deadliest Catch”), was awarded $1.35 million by a Seattle jury for injuries sustained in a…
  • Jun 6

    Named for Heroes: New and Improved Coast Guard Cutters Coming to Astoria and Ketchikan

    Named for Heroes: New and Improved Coast Guard Cutters Coming to Astoria and Ketchikan
    Astoria is set to receive two new lifesaving Sentinel-class cutters. One has already been deployed in Ketchikan, the USCGC John McCormick. These are part of a Coast Guard plan to commission 58 new Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters,…
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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…
  • 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 Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

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

    Crew from Le Enterprise rescued

    Crew from Le Enterprise rescued
    Two mariners were successfully rescued from a vessel taking on water 30 miles west of Grays Harbor, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. They were transported by a Coast Guard aircrew to Air Station Astoria around 5:40 p.m. The request for…
  • Jun 17

    Medevac from Island Spirit

    Medevac from Island Spirit
    A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an 81-year-old female passenger with a head injury from the 112-foot cruise ship Island Spirit, in the vicinity of Stephens Passage, Alaska, Friday night. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the woman and…
  • Jun 14

    Two people and four dogs rescued

    Two people and four dogs rescued
    A Coast Guard crew rescued two people and four dogs on a 26 ft pleasure vessel taking on water 1.5 miles east of Point No Point in Puget Sound, about 9:30 pm Tuesday night. The Coast Guard RBM arrived on scene about 9:20 pm. In calm…
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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 13

    FBI Investigating Disappearance At Sea Of Florida Woman

    FBI Investigating Disappearance At Sea Of Florida Woman
    The FBI and U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the disappearance of a 41-year-old Florida woman 100 km off Key West. Isabella Hellman and her husband, Lewis Bennett, married in February and departed on a Caribbean vacation on their 37-foot…
  • Jun 5

    19-Year-Old Killed In Boating Accident In Indian River Lagoon

    19-Year-Old Killed In Boating Accident In Indian River Lagoon
    Chance Rivero, a 19-year-old Vero Beach resident was killed Saturday night when the boat he was a passenger of hit a channel marker, ejecting him from it and into the water.  Per the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation the boat,…
  • Jun 2

    Tragedy Calls For Changes To DOHSA That Would Allow Recovery Of Nonpecuniary Damage

    Tragedy Calls For Changes To DOHSA That Would Allow Recovery Of Nonpecuniary Damage
    Photo credit: JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images On July 17, 1996, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a Boeing 747-131 aircraft, operated by Trans World Airlines as TWA Flight 800, departed from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City for Rome, Italy,…
Rank this Week: 364

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
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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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Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

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

http://navwaters.com/
Rank this Week: 567

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: 4754

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • May 25

    “Last Employer Rule” in Occupational Disease Addressed by Fifth Circuit

    “Last Employer Rule” in Occupational Disease Addressed by Fifth Circuit
    On May 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rendered a decision affirming an Administrative Law Judge’s decision in Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., et al. v. Director, OWCP, et al., No. 16-60370.  This…
  • May 16

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Withdraws Proposed Changes to Jones Act Ruling

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Withdraws Proposed Changes to Jones Act Ruling
    In a move hailed as a win for international offshore marine contractors and oil companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico and decried as a setback for domestic shipping interests, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has…
  • Mar 14

    Takeaways from the 2017 Annual Longshore Conference

    Takeaways from the 2017 Annual Longshore Conference
    The 2017 Annual Longshore Conference was held last week at the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans. The annual conference, which is presented by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor,…
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Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattleinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Woman Killed Trying to Help Injured Child on SR 530

    Woman Killed Trying to Help Injured Child on SR 530
    On November 12, Trina Morgan was killed as she attempted to assist a 9-year-old child who was injured in a motor vehicle collision on State Route 530 near Arlington, Washington.  According to the Washington State Patrol, Ms. Morgan was…
  • Sep 29

    West Seattle Crane Accident Leaves Two Men Seriously Injured

    West Seattle Crane Accident Leaves Two Men Seriously Injured
    On September 26, 2016, two men were seriously injured when a crane at a construction site in West Seattle made contact with overhead power lines close to the job site.  The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. near 42nd Avenue Southwest…
  • Sep 29

    West Seattle Crane Accident Leaves Two Men Seriously Injured

    West Seattle Crane Accident Leaves Two Men Seriously Injured
    On September 26, 2016, two men were seriously injured when a crane at a construction site in West Seattle made contact with overhead power lines close to the job site.  The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. near 42nd Avenue Southwest…
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Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.seattlemaritimeinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Seattle-based crab boat and six-member crew missing in Bering Sea

    Seattle-based crab boat and six-member crew missing in Bering Sea
    On Saturday, the Seattle-based crab boat F/V DESTINATION went missing in the Bering Sea, approximately two miles off of St. George Island, with six crewmembers aboard.  St. George Island is located about 650 miles west of Kodiak Island,…
  • Feb 14

    Seattle-based crab boat and six-member crew missing in Bering Sea

    Seattle-based crab boat and six-member crew missing in Bering Sea
    On Saturday, the Seattle-based crab boat F/V DESTINATION went missing in the Bering Sea, approximately two miles off of St. George Island, with six crewmembers aboard.  St. George Island is located about 650 miles west of Kodiak Island,…
  • Dec 29

    10 Things to Know Before Going up to Alaska for “A Season”

    10 Things to Know Before Going up to Alaska for “A Season”
     It’s that time of year again.  The holidays are over and you’re going back to work on a factory trawler up in Alaska for “A-Season.”  Whether you’re a returning crew member or a greenhorn,…
Rank this Week: 350

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty law. By James M. Beard.

http://www.seattlemaritimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Jury Awards 1.35 Million to Injured Alaska Crab Fisherman

    Jury Awards 1.35 Million to Injured Alaska Crab Fisherman
    A Seattle jury awarded 1.35 Million dollars in damages to an Alaska Crab Fisherman, David Zielinski, who suffered a severe hand aboard the F/V TIME BANDIT in January of 2013. The Jones Act injury case alleged the Zielinski’s employer…
  • Apr 24

    Samson Tug Boat Sinks at Alaska Dock

    Samson Tug Boat Sinks at Alaska Dock
    An 81-foot tug boat owned by Samson Tug and Barge Company sank at a Sitka pier Wednesday night. The 81-foot tug Powhatan had been out of service for ten years and no crew was reported injured in the incident. The major concern is potential…
  • Apr 19

    MARITIME LAW DEATH DAMAGES FOR PREDEATH PAIN AND SUFFERING AFFIRMED BY COURT OF APPEALS

    MARITIME LAW DEATH DAMAGES FOR PREDEATH PAIN AND SUFFERING AFFIRMED BY COURT OF APPEALS
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a maritime employer’s attempt to deny a deceased crewman’s family $400,000 in damages awarded for the crewman’s predeath pain and suffering. The maritime death case involved a…
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Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Qatar – Sanctions and Restrictions: Key Development

    Qatar – Sanctions and Restrictions: Key Development
    Readers may be aware that a number of countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, have recently severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar. For further information on the restrictions in play and how they might impact your…
  • Jun 19

    Sanctions and Restrictions in Qatar

    Sanctions and Restrictions in Qatar
    Earlier this month several countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, severed diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar. This is an important issue for the shipping industry to monitor. In our recent…
  • Jun 6

    Cyber issues in shipping

    Cyber issues in shipping
    We have had reports of an email scam being circulated amongst owners and charterers and, in particular, being sent to ships. These emails are being sent by scammers posing as law firms in order to distribute malware, including the latest…
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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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Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Neglect From Cruise Lines a Big Reason Why Injured Passengers Contact Law Firm

    Neglect From Cruise Lines a Big Reason Why Injured Passengers Contact Law Firm
    It’s unfortunate, but neglect is one big reason why cruise ship passengers call cruise ship lawyers after an accident has occurred. We talk to passengers every single day who were hurt on a cruise vacation. They’d been injured in…
  • Jun 5

    Carnival Cruise Ship Injuries Make Life Difficult

    Carnival Cruise Ship Injuries Make Life Difficult
    Our firm was recently contacted by a passenger who had cruised with Carnival Cruise Lines. During an accident on the cruise ship, the passenger had a painful accident. Naturally, this ruined the remainder of the vacation. After arriving back…
  • Jun 1

    Passenger Accuses Carnival Cruise Line of Negligence After Fall

    Passenger Accuses Carnival Cruise Line of Negligence After Fall
    The following is a recap of a complaint we recently filed on behalf a client who was injured after falling on a Carnival Cruise Ship. While the following is a write-up from the Florida Record, the details of the complaint are public. Wet,…
Rank this Week: 3618

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: 859