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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/
  • Dec 9

    Why No Prosecution of the Engineers on the Caribbean Princess, Star Princess, Grand Princess, Coral Princess and Golden Princess?

    Why No Prosecution of the Engineers on the Caribbean Princess, Star Princess, Grand Princess, Coral Princess and Golden Princess?
    According to the DOJ, engineers on the Caribbean Princess, Star Princess, Grand Princess, Coral Princess and Golden Princess by-passed the oil-water separators (OWS) and released oily substances into the oceans. These employees of Princess…
  • Dec 9

    Princess Cruises Pollution Cover-Up: Are the Greedy Cruise Executives Untouchable?

    Princess Cruises Pollution Cover-Up: Are the Greedy Cruise Executives Untouchable?
    The DOJ has a history of not arresting cruise executives notwithstanding how widespread the dumping of oil or chemicals in the nations's waters may be. Will the most recent dumping incidents by Carnival's subsidiary, Princess Cruises,…
  • Dec 7

    Cuba Permits NCL and RCCL Cruise

    Cuba Permits NCL and RCCL Cruise
    Cuba has granted permission to Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line to sail passengers to the island. Cuba also approved all three of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) brands, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven…
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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,…
Rank this Week: 205

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/
Rank this Week: 1981

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: 781

Law at the Water Line

Law at the Water Line

Covers maritime law. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.atlanticmaritimelaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    Coast Guard Scientists Prep for Arctic Patrol

    Coast Guard Scientists Prep for Arctic Patrol
    A team of scientists from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center will depart from Seward, Alaska, for a technology evaluation in the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy Aug. 8. The purpose of their month-long evaluation is to…
  • Jul 30

    The Future? The Present?

    The Future? The Present?
    The United States is the world leader in robotics, including those in the maritime space. Can we maintain or extend our leadership? There are increasing indications that will be a challenge, (but one to which we can rise) as reflected in this…
  • May 28

    BOEM Moves Ahead on New York Offshore Wind Planning

    BOEM Moves Ahead on New York Offshore Wind Planning
    According to Marine Log magazine, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is moving forward with wind energy planning efforts for the Outer Continental Shelf offshore New York. See:…
Rank this Week: 2835

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1235

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Two Crewmembers Missing After F/V EXITO Sinks Off Dutch Harbor, Alaska

    Two Crewmembers Missing After F/V EXITO Sinks Off Dutch Harbor, Alaska
    Two of five crewmembers are still missing after the 117’ F/V EXITO sank 14 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska on Tuesday evening, December 6. The owner of the EXITO called the Anchorage Coast Guard around 9:40 pm to report that the…
  • Dec 6

    What to Do If You Are Injured at Sea: The First 6 Step

    What to Do If You Are Injured at Sea: The First 6 Step
    If you are a maritime worker, seaman or commercial fisherman, you already know that work at sea is dangerous. Jones Act or maritime law is in place to give rights to workers as well as an extra layer of protection. Know your rights, and if an…
  • Dec 5

    ALASKA JURIS Hearings to be Streamed Live from Seattle

    ALASKA JURIS Hearings to be Streamed Live from Seattle
    The U.S. Coast Guard began a two-week public Formal Marine Investigation today to determine the cause of the sinking of the 220-foot fishing vessel, ALASKA JURIS. The vessel sank off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands on July 26th. Efforts were…
Rank this Week: 889

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Dec 8

    Still searching for two Crew from the Exito

    Still searching for two Crew from the Exito
    This just in from Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning, who provided this update on the Exito sinking: The search for the two missing Exito crewmen continues. The Coast Guard, in its initial news release, mistakenly referred…
  • Dec 8

    Mayday medical Evac from F/V Vendor

    Mayday medical Evac from F/V Vendor
    A Coast Guard helicopter crew responded to a mayday call and medevaced an injured mariner from the fishing vessel Vendor in Pybus Bay, near Fredrick Sound, approximately 80 miles south of Juneau. They hoisted the 37-year-old man in 12 mph…
  • Dec 7

    F/V Exito sunk, Three crew saved, Two still missing

    F/V Exito sunk, Three crew saved, Two still missing
    A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew and four good Samaritan crews responded to the sinking of fishing vessel Exito after it began taking on water 14 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday evening. Three of the vessel’s five…
Rank this Week: 1949

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and cruise ship accidents. By the Law Office of David H. Pollack, LLC.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban
    Effective last week, Disney Cruise Line has imposed a fleet-wide smoking ban on all cruise ship passenger balconies. This new policy is in accordance with the non-smoking trend seen aboard the majority of cruise lines, as passengers are…
  • Nov 21

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban
    Effective last week, Disney Cruise Line has imposed a fleet-wide smoking ban on all cruise ship passenger balconies. This new policy is in accordance with the non-smoking trend seen aboard the majority of cruise lines, as passengers are…
  • Jun 11

    Cruise Ship Industry Trust Waning

    Cruise Ship Industry Trust Waning
    The numbers are out on the public's view of the cruise line industry, and they aren't what many in the industry would have hoped for. A new Harris poll on public trust and perception of the cruise industry indicates that the industry's…
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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/
  • Nov 14

    1 P&O Cruise Passenger Killed and 9 Others Injured in Bus Collision During Shore Excursion

    1 P&O Cruise Passenger Killed and 9 Others Injured in Bus Collision During Shore Excursion
    A British passenger traveling on board the P&O Cruises ship Azura was killed last Wednesday as a result of a collision involving a bus operated by a shore excursion provider in the island of Dominica. Nine other passengers of the twelve…
  • Nov 3

    Woman Seriously Injured in Boating Crash in Black Creek Clay County Florida

    Woman Seriously Injured in Boating Crash in Black Creek Clay County Florida
    A woman was seriously injured when the Boston Whaler boat she was a passenger in hit an overhanging tree branch at approximately 30 mph while traveling around a bend in Black Creek, a 13-mile-long tributary of the St. Johns River in Clay…
  • Nov 2

    Civil Liablity in the Jose Fernandez Boat Accident Case

    Civil Liablity in the Jose Fernandez Boat Accident Case
    It has been a month since Florida Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez and his friends Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias lost their lives in a tragic boating accident in Miami Beach. Shortly after the tragedy, law enforcement reported the boat…
Rank this Week: 1803

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    Orlando Avoids Florida Spike in Boating Accident

    Orlando Avoids Florida Spike in Boating Accident
    Orlando Avoids Florida Spike in Boating Accident
  • Oct 3

    El Faro

    El Faro
    ELEUTHERA, Bahamas — The U.S. Coast Guard resumed its search early Saturday across Bahamian waters for a disabled cargo ship with 33 crewmembers, including 28 Americans, that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin, which was moving away…
  • Oct 3

    Lost at sea: Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin _ EL Faro

    Lost at sea: Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin _ EL Faro
    (CNN)For more than 36 hours, there's been no word from, and no sign of, the U.S.-flagged container ship El Faro. That means no news on what's happened to the 28 Americans and five Poles aboard, faced with the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin…
Rank this Week: 654

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/
  • Dec 9

    Eastern District of Louisiana Excludes Pre-Trial Surveillance for Failure to Disclose

    Eastern District of Louisiana Excludes Pre-Trial Surveillance for Failure to Disclose
    Plaintiff filed a Jones Act claim against several defendants, including barge drilling contractor, Baywater Drilling, LLC (“Baywater”) and oil services company Frank’s International, LLC (“Frank’s”). …
  • Nov 17

    OWCP Announces Staff Change

    OWCP Announces Staff Change
    On November 16th, OWCP announced that effective November 27, 2016, there will be a change in leadership in the Divisions of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation and Federal Employees’ Compensation. On that day, the current…
  • Oct 28

    The Maritime Lien

    The Maritime Lien
    The August 31, 2016, bankruptcy of container shipper giant Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion.  With its fleet of more than 100 container ships, Hanjin is South Korea’s largest…
Rank this Week: 908

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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Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

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

    Longshoreman’s Negligence Claim Against a Vessel Limited to § 905(b)

    Longshoreman’s Negligence Claim Against a Vessel Limited to § 905(b)
    In Seaboard Spirit LTD, et al. v. Antwon Hyman, et al., No. 15-12953, an unpublished opinion issued by the Eleventh Circuit on December 5, 2016, the Court of Appeals reversed a District Court’s opinion that had expanded a vessel…
  • Nov 22

    Does the Maritime Collateral-Source Rule Allow Recovery of Amount Billed or Paid?

    Does the Maritime Collateral-Source Rule Allow Recovery of Amount Billed or Paid?
    The Fifth Circuit issued an opinion on November 17, 2016, in Robert Deperrodil v. Bozovic Marine, Inc., (No. 16-30009). In a case involving the injury to a passenger aboard a crew boat in high seas, the District Court was called upon to…
  • Nov 4

    Takeaways from the Admiralty Law Institute-Maritime Law Association 50-Year Reunion

    Takeaways from the Admiralty Law Institute-Maritime Law Association 50-Year Reunion
    Last week, 425 admiralty and maritime lawyers, law professors, U.S. Coast Guard officers, law students, and maritime industry professionals descended on New Orleans for the Golden Rules: Tulane Admiralty Law Institute and Maritime Law…
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Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty and Injury law. By Kraft Palmer 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…
  • Aug 31

    Motor Vehicle Fatalities on the Rise in Washington State

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

    Fisherman Injured on F/V BLUE NORTH in Bering Sea

    Fisherman Injured on F/V BLUE NORTH in Bering Sea
    On November 9, the U.S. Coast Guard received a request for a medevac from F/V BLUE NORTH, a Seattle-based fishing company, when a 41-year-old crew member sustained a neck injury while working on the vessel.  Neck and spinal injuries can…
  • Nov 1

    Can I Get My Maintenance Rate Increased?

    Can I Get My Maintenance Rate Increased?
    If you have been injured while working on a vessel, you may wonder if you can get your maintenance rate increased from what is set forth in your employment contact.  The short answer is “yes” in many circumstances.  For…
  • Aug 11

    Alaska Salmon Season Yields Less Salmon

    Alaska Salmon Season Yields Less Salmon
    The 2016 Alaska salmon harvest is seeing a sharp decline from 2015, but one species is helping to save the summer fishing season.  According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the projected total catch for salmon during the…
Rank this Week: 4289

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty law. By James M. Beard.

http://www.seattlemaritimelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    The Alaska Fishing Vessel Exito Sinks Three Rescued And Two Crewmen Missing

    The Alaska Fishing Vessel Exito Sinks Three Rescued And Two Crewmen Missing
    The Alaska fishing vessel Exito has reportedly sank 14 miles Northeast of Dutch Harbor.  Three crewman have been rescued and the search continues for two missing crewmen.   The Exito’s owner called the Coast Guard at 9:30…
  • Oct 20

    New Satellite Tele-Medicine to Help Treat Dutch Harbor Commercial Fisherman

    New Satellite Tele-Medicine to Help Treat Dutch Harbor Commercial Fisherman
    Working in Alaska as a commercial fisherman is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The first available medical treatment for many injured Alaska fishermen is the Iliuliuk medical clinic in Dutch Harbor Alaska. The…
  • Oct 10

    Five fishermen rescued from sinking boat off of Washington Coast.

    Five fishermen rescued from sinking boat off of Washington Coast.
    October 7, 2016 The Coast Guard has rescued five commercial fishermen from a sinking fish boat approximately 19 miles southwest of Gray Harbor, Washington. The crew of the fishing vessel Taplow radioed the Coast Guard that they were taking on…
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Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Court determines the meaning of “in light ballast condition” (again)

    Court determines the meaning of “in light ballast condition” (again)
    REGULUS SHIP SERVICES PTE LTD v (1) LUNDIN SERVICES BV (2) IKDAM PRODUCTION SA [2016] EWHC 2674 (Comm) In this case, the meaning of the term “in light ballast condition” came up for consideration by the Court for a second…
  • Nov 2

    Sulphur emissions to be further capped by 2020

    Sulphur emissions to be further capped by 2020
    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has confirmed that new a global cap  on the sulphur content in shipping fuel will be introduced on 1 January 2020. Since 1 January 2012, the global limit has been 3.5% mass/mass (m/m) which…
  • Oct 31

    Watershed Ruling in U.S. Rejects OW Bunker’s Maritime Lien Claim

    Watershed Ruling in U.S. Rejects OW Bunker’s Maritime Lien Claim
    In a watershed decision concerning the scope of maritime liens under the U.S. Commercial Instruments and Maritime Lien Act (“CIMLA”), the District Court for the Southern District of New York recently held that OW Bunker entities…
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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
Rank this Week: 4077

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    November 2016 Cruise Ship Injurie

    November 2016 Cruise Ship Injurie
    At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we represent people who were hurt on cruise ships. With over 20 millions passengers and crew members traveling aboard ships around the world each year, it’s inevitable that accident happen — and injuries…
  • Nov 29

    Frayed Carpet to Blame for Cruise Passenger Injuries?

    Frayed Carpet to Blame for Cruise Passenger Injuries?
    Our law firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client. The lawsuit against Carnival Cruise line alleges injuries were suffered after our client tripped on frayed carpet while vacationing aboard the Carnival Imagination. Lawsuits of this…
  • Nov 29

    Cruise Passenger Alleges Negligence Is Reason for Injurie

    Cruise Passenger Alleges Negligence Is Reason for Injurie
    A Nov. 25 report in the Florida Record tells of a disabled passenger suing Carnival Cruise Line. In the lawsuit filed by attorneys John Billera of Billera Law in Boca Raton and by Joseph Madalon of The Madalon Law Firm in Fort…
Rank this Week: 1449

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: 2339