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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/
  • Feb 27

    Disney Passenger Drowns at Castaway Cay

    Disney Passenger Drowns at Castaway Cay
    A newspaper in the Bahamas is reporting that a passenger from a Disney cruise ship drowned while visiting Disney's private island Castaway Cay. According to reports by the Tribune, on Thursday afternoon, a 38–year-old man from New York…
  • Feb 26

    Costa Fortuna Broke Down in Tortola

    Costa Fortuna Broke Down in Tortola
    A newspaper in the Caribbean reports that  Carnival's Costa Fortuna cruise ship with over four thousand passengers and crew members was stuck the Road Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands after it arrived on…
  • Feb 26

    Costa Fortuna Broken Down in Tortola

    Costa Fortuna Broken Down in Tortola
    A newspaper in the Caribbean reports that  Carnival's Costa Fortuna cruise ship with over four thousand passengers and crew members is stuck the Road Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands since it arrived…
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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://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Feb 25

    Stranded at Sea: Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Stuck on Cruise Ship

    Stranded at Sea: Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Stuck on Cruise Ship
    Our cruise lawyers here at LMAW have been lucky that, being in Miami, FL, we haven’t had much to deal with in the way of bad winter weather. Unfortunately though, there have been several areas across the United States that have…
  • Feb 25

    Top Weather Hazards at Sea: Are Cruise Ships Equipped to Handle Them?

    Top Weather Hazards at Sea: Are Cruise Ships Equipped to Handle Them?
    Cruise passengers are often warned about the risk of crime at some ports of call. Yet, a recent Royal Caribbean cruise delay that left Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and fans stranded at sea draws attention to another hazard cruise passengers…
  • Feb 24

    One Year Later – Death of Cruise Passenger Following ‘Rogue’ Wave Hit Ruled an Accident

    One Year Later – Death of Cruise Passenger Following ‘Rogue’ Wave Hit Ruled an Accident
    Our cruise attorneys here at LMAW have often talked about unexpected disasters that can strike at sea. Despite the fact that many maritime accidents are the result of poor judgment or reckless behavior, including speeding, operator…
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Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Miami Cruise Injury Lawyers Discuss Cruise Ship Forum Selection

    Miami Cruise Injury Lawyers Discuss Cruise Ship Forum Selection
    It is common for many people to laugh-off the use of "legalese" and the implications that it has for their rights and interests, but forum selection clauses are one thing that people should consider carefully. Many of these provisions exist…
  • Feb 17

    Florida Cruise Injury Attorneys Discuss Cruise Ship Flag

    Florida Cruise Injury Attorneys Discuss Cruise Ship Flag
    At the beginning of a cruise vacation, it is an exciting time where passengers are examining every aspect of the ship in anticipation of a fantastic vacation experience. However, one of the most important things to consider does not occur to…
  • Feb 13

    Miami Cruise Accident Attorneys Discuss Bringing Medical Malpractice Action

    Miami Cruise Accident Attorneys Discuss Bringing Medical Malpractice Action
    Although most cruise passengers experience a wonderful trip without any problems, there also are many people who unfortunately become sick or injured on a cruise ship. The problem with this is that there is no choice about the medical care…
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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…
Rank this Week: 2035

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: 831

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 & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Feb 21

    Injured California Cruise Passenger Hires Brais Law

    Injured California Cruise Passenger Hires Brais Law
    An injured passenger from California has retained our Miami cruise accident attorneys to bring a lawsuit against NCL. A complaint filed in federal court alleges that NCL was negligent in the way it organized and conducted its White Hot Party…
  • Feb 16

    Injured Texas Cruise Passenger Retains Brais Law Attorney

    Injured Texas Cruise Passenger Retains Brais Law Attorney
    Our cruise injury lawyers have been retained to assist an injured Texas passenger in a claim against Carnival Cruise Lines. In a lawsuit filed in Federal Court, the passenger alleges he was injured when he slipped and fell on the Lido Deck…
  • Jan 25

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case
    A Miami-Dade court this week has allowed Brais, Brais & Rusak's client to bring a punitive damages claim against NCL and NCL America. In this case, our client suffered significant cervical and neurological injuries when she fell after…
Rank this Week: 1432

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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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 Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Feb 18

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued
    February 16, the Alaska Coast Guard noted a 406 EPIRB alert from the SAVANNAH RAY, an 81-foot Fish Tender. Coast Guard watch-standers instigated radio checks to determine if the vessel needed assistance and received an incomplete MAYDAY from…
  • Feb 15

    Crewman fingers severed

    Crewman fingers severed
    285' Factory Trawler AMERICAN TRIUMPH called the Coast Guard on Feb 12, 2015 to report that a 36-year old man had two of his fingers severed by a steel door. A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew from Cold Bay flew 92 miles north to the…
  • Jan 29

    Fisherman presumed dead

    Fisherman presumed dead
    On Sunday, January 25, 2015 a small recreational fishing boat, caught between large ocean swells and crashing surf, capsized near Paradise Point in Port Orford, Oregon. The capsize dumped all three passengers into the water. Michael Fowler,…
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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/
  • Feb 27

    South Florida and Legionnaires' Disease

    South Florida and Legionnaires' Disease
    South Florida had its share of Legionnaires' Disease outbreaks over the recent years. Florida's Department of Health defines "Legionnaires' Disease" as an infection caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophilia. Symptoms associated with the…
  • Feb 24

    Boater Negligence and Florida Dive Flag Law

    Boater Negligence and Florida Dive Flag Law
    Florida SCUBA divers and snorkelers face an all too common threat when engaging in their favorite aquatic activity. That threat is negligent boat operators. In most dive accident cases it is found that the boat operator failed to abide by…
  • Feb 13

    Senator McCain seeks, fails to repeal Jones Act

    Senator McCain seeks, fails to repeal Jones Act
    Last month, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) filed an amendment to repeal the Jones Act. In a January 13, 2015 Press Release published on his website, Sen. McCain states, "I have long advocated for a full repeal of The Jones Act, an antiquated law…
Rank this Week: 2039

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…
Rank this Week: 699

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/
  • Jan 13

    Investigation of Marine Casualties – Rights of Parties in Interest

    Investigation of Marine Casualties – Rights of Parties in Interest
    When a marine casualty occurs the U.S. Coast Guard is empowered to conduct an investigation to determine “as closely as possible” the cause of the casualty, cause of any death, whether an act of misconduct, incompetence,…
  • Jan 2

    CRS Publishes “The Cost of Iraq…”

    CRS Publishes “The Cost of Iraq…”
    Last month, the Congressional Research Service published its new paper, “The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11.”  Not only does the report provide a look back at the $1.6 trillion…
  • Dec 22

    Top Workers’ Compensation Blog Honoree – 2014

    Top Workers’ Compensation Blog Honoree – 2014
    We received a great Christmas present the other day.  LexisNexis included Navigable Waters as one of the Top Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues.  This most certainly makes for happier holidays.  Thank…
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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…
Rank this Week: 2260

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Feb 12

    Fifth Circuit Clarifies Rules on Seamen Who Provide False Information During Pre-Employment Physical

    Fifth Circuit Clarifies Rules on Seamen Who Provide False Information During Pre-Employment Physical
    Michael Louis VincenzoThe U. S. Fifth Circuit recently held that an injured seaman was precluded from recovering maintenance and cure where he intentionally provided false information during a pre-employment physical conducted by a previous…
  • Dec 9

    When In Doubt, File the Limitation Complaint (Part III): The Test Is Reasonable Possibility

    When In Doubt, File the Limitation Complaint (Part III): The Test Is Reasonable Possibility
    James D. BercawOn December 3, 2014, the Fifth Circuit, in In re:  RLB Contracting, Inc., No. 14–40326 (5th Cir. Dec. 3, 2014), concluded that an ongoing exchange of correspondence between counsel for a dredge involved in a maritime…
  • Nov 25

    Fifth Circuit: No Overtime Pay for Crewmember Tankermen

    Fifth Circuit: No Overtime Pay for Crewmember Tankermen
    Robert J. StefaniOn November 13, 2014, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Coffin v. Blessey Marine Services, Incorporated, Case No. 13-20144, that individuals who loaded and unloaded tank barges as part of their duties as crew of…
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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/
  • Feb 12

    Federal Judge in Tacoma Orders Foss Maritime Company to Pay for Injured Worker’s Medical Treatment

    Federal Judge in Tacoma Orders Foss Maritime Company to Pay for Injured Worker’s Medical Treatment
    In a recent opinion by federal judge Ronald B. Leighton, Foss Maritime Company was ordered to pay for a spinal cord stimulator for an injured tug worker represented by Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC.  Foss had refused to pay for the procedure…
  • Feb 12

    Vessel Owner Has A Duty to Promptly Pay Mainteance and Cure

    Vessel Owner Has A Duty to Promptly Pay Mainteance and Cure
    Does a vessel owner have an obligation to promptly furnish maintenance and cure to a seaman injured in the service of the vessel?  The short answer is yes and the maritime law prohibits vessel owners from creating artificial roadblocks…
  • Oct 9

    Can a Seaman Get Maintenance and Cure for a Cancer Diagnosis?

    Can a Seaman Get Maintenance and Cure for a Cancer Diagnosis?
    Unlike shore-side workers’ compensation schemes, a seaman may be entitled to recover maintenance and cure for a cancer diagnosis as long as the symptoms of the cancer manifest or were aggravated while in the service of the vessel.…
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Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
Rank this Week: 2556

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: 4276

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://www.cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Regal Princess Returns to Miami Due to Medical Emergency

    Regal Princess Returns to Miami Due to Medical Emergency
    The Miami Herald reported yesterday, Feb. 10, that the Princess Cruises cruise ship Regal Princess headed back to port in Miami because of a medical emergency of not just one, but two male passengers. No further details regarding the…
  • Feb 10

    23 Million People Expected to Vacation on Cruise Ships in 2015

    23 Million People Expected to Vacation on Cruise Ships in 2015
    According to the annual report released by the Cruise Lines International Association on Monday, February 9… A record 23 million passengers are expected to sail this year, with 61 percent of North American CLIA-certified travel agents…
  • Feb 4

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Struck With Norovirus, Cruise Ends Early

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Struck With Norovirus, Cruise Ends Early
    Over the weekend, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship – the Grandeur of the Seas – cut short its travel plans when 200 passengers and crew became ill with Norovirus. Quick highlights of the story: Norovirus – a frequent passenger…
Rank this Week: 1462

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/
  • Feb 27

    www.boatlaw.com

    www.boatlaw.com
    Please visit our website to learn more about maritime law and your options after sustaining and injury caused by employer negligence. http://www.boatlaw.com/
  • Feb 26

    It’s Time For A Raise: Eastern District Of Louisiana Awards Maintenance Rate Of $40.00 Per Day Despite Seaman’s $23.33 Per Day In Actual Expense

    It’s Time For A Raise: Eastern District Of Louisiana Awards Maintenance Rate Of $40.00 Per Day Despite Seaman’s $23.33 Per Day In Actual Expense
    Without a showing of any fault, a shipowner under general maritime law has a duty to provide maintenance, cure, and unearned wages to a seaman who becomes ill or is injured while in the service of the ship.  Aguilar v. Standard Oil Co.,…
  • Jul 24

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship

    Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ship
    Hurricane Sandy, which is stirring up waves as large as 32 feet high according to buoy readings, is also giving a wild ride to passengers on at least five cruise ships. Captain Vito Giacalone of Carnival Cruise Lines told ABC News via…
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