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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/
  • May 22

    Drug Mules Used Costa Cruise Ships to Smuggle Cocaine

    Drug Mules Used Costa Cruise Ships to Smuggle Cocaine
    For a two year period from 2012 to 2014, as many as thirty-four people who posed as cruise ship passengers on Costa ships participated in a smuggling network that transported hashish from Morocco to Brazil and cocaine from South America…
  • May 20

    Cocaine-Smuggling Princess Crew Members Escape Jail Time

    Cocaine-Smuggling Princess Crew Members Escape Jail Time
    Canadian news stations have identified the three crew members from the Island Princess who were arrested last week for smuggling drugs into Vancouver, as we mentioned in a prior article.  CTV News Vancouver identified three…
  • May 18

    A Race to the Bottom? Cruise Lines Seek Reduction of Harbor Pilot's Compensation

    A Race to the Bottom? Cruise Lines Seek Reduction of Harbor Pilot's Compensation
    The safe operation of a cruise ship to and from the port of Miami depends in large part on someone who few cruise passengers will ever meet - a pilot from the Biscayne Bay Pilots. Cruise ships, tankers and cargo ships are all piloted in and…
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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: 204

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: 1975

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/
  • 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/
Rank this Week: 1225

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 9

    Benefit Auction for the Minor Children of the Destination Crew Nets $125,000

    Benefit Auction for the Minor Children of the Destination Crew Nets $125,000
    What began as a small fundraiser for the minor children of the F/V Destination crew quickly gained momentum and turned into a sold-out gala as community members saw a tangible way to help the families of the fishermen lost at sea. Tickets for…
  • Apr 25

    Fisheries Observer Program Goes High-Tech

    Fisheries Observer Program Goes High-Tech
    Commercial fishermen are familiar with the Fisheries Observer Program. Launched in 1972 by NOAA, there are between 450 and 1000 observers working on commercial fishing vessels alongside fishermen collecting data at any given time. They are…
  • Apr 24

    Powhatan Tug Sinks Near Sitka

    Powhatan Tug Sinks Near Sitka
    The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the sinking of an out-of-service tugboat on Wednesday April 19th at approximately 10:15 p.m. The 81-foot tug, POWHATAN, had been docked at the Samson Tug and Barge pier. The vessel initially sunk to a depth…
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Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • May 21

    Fire aboard Pacific Lady, Seaborn and Julia Kae

    Fire aboard Pacific Lady, Seaborn and Julia Kae
    There has been a three-vessel fire aboard the 57-foot fishing vessel Seaborn, 56-foot fishing vessel Pacific Lady and the 49-foot fishing vessel Julia Kae, at a marina in North Cove in Craig, Alaska. The Craig harbormaster and fire department…
  • Apr 23

    Disabled Fishing Boat – all safe

    Disabled Fishing Boat – all safe
    Alaska State Troopers received a cell phone report of a disabled 24-foot fishing boat near Hooper Bay. Apparently the vessel ran out of gas Friday evening and the three occupants were using a cell phone to call for assistance. Unable to…
  • Apr 22

    Powhatan sunk

    Powhatan sunk
    Powhatan, an 81-foot tug owned by the Samson Tug and Barge Company sank at the pier on Wednesday night in Sitka. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Sitka and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel are responding. Samson…
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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…
  • 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…
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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/
  • May 22

    Weekend Accidents on South Florida Waters Leave 11 People Hospitalized

    Weekend Accidents on South Florida Waters Leave 11 People Hospitalized
    On Sunday, three boating incidents in the waters of Broward and Miami-Dade left a total of 11 people hospitalized. Just after midnight Sunday morning, two boats collided in the Intracoastal Waterway sending four people to the hospital, two of…
  • May 20

    University of Miami Graduate, 22 Dies in Airboat Accident in Everglade

    University of Miami Graduate, 22 Dies in Airboat Accident in Everglade
    Elizabeth Goldenberg-22, her parents, and sister were participating in an airboat tour operated by The River of Grass Adventures when the airboat they were riding in stopped suddenly throwing them and the captain of the boat off the airboat.…
  • May 15

    Court Finds Injured Yacht Captain Properly Alleged Jones Act Seaman Statu

    Court Finds Injured Yacht Captain Properly Alleged Jones Act Seaman Statu
    An interesting case has been decided as to whether a pleasure yacht captain properly alleged Jones Act seaman status entitling him to seek damages under the federal personal injury statute as well as the maritime law maintenance and cure…
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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/
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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/
  • May 12

    Fifth Circuit Rejects Vicarious Liability Claim From Personnel Basket Injury

    Fifth Circuit Rejects Vicarious Liability Claim From Personnel Basket Injury
    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today addressing the vicarious liability of a principal contractor for its independent contractors.  The Plaintiff was employed as a crane mechanic by Gulf Crane Services and was…
  • Apr 26

    Seaman’s Widow’s Claim for Punitive Damages Denied

    Seaman’s Widow’s Claim for Punitive Damages Denied
    Recently, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana further shored up the clearly delineated avenues for recovery available to plaintiffs involved in Jones Act and personal injury suits arising under general…
  • Apr 6

    Ninth Circuit Finds DBA Claimant Failed to Establish Employee-Employer Relationship

    Ninth Circuit Finds DBA Claimant Failed to Establish Employee-Employer Relationship
    The Ninth Circuit recently addressed the employer-employee relationship required in a claim under the Defense Base Act.  Claimant worked as a contractor truck driver with the U.S. military in Iraq.  In 2005, he was injured by an…
Rank this Week: 901

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
  • 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,…
  • Feb 13

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Use of Special Jury Interrogatory on Whether an Accident Occurred

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Use of Special Jury Interrogatory on Whether an Accident Occurred
    In defending personal injury claims, defendants frequently have to deal with jury interrogatories that infer the plaintiff actually experienced an incident that caused or contributed to his complaints, despite there being a question as to…
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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…
  • 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…
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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,…
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Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty law. By James M. Beard.

http://www.seattlemaritimelawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 23

    Presumptive Death Hearing Held for Missing F/V DESTINATION Crewmen

    Presumptive Death Hearing Held for Missing F/V DESTINATION Crewmen
    An Alaska Court has held a presumptive death hearing declaring the six-missing crewmen from the F/V DESTINATION lost at sea and presumed dead. The ruling allows the families of the crewman to obtain official death certificates necessary for…
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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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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: 4035

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Dislocated Ankle on Royal Caribbean Cruise

    Dislocated Ankle on Royal Caribbean Cruise
    Our firm was recently contacted by a passenger who had cruised with Royal Caribbean. During an accident on the cruise ship, she dislocated her ankle. Naturally, this ruined the remainder of the vacation as she had to limit her walking. After…
  • Apr 17

    Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship in the News Again

    Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship in the News Again
    Carnival Ecstasy is in the news again as a 71 year old woman was airlifted from the ship on April 15 after an apparent head injury. The US Coast Guard took the woman to a Florida hospital as the ship was making it’s way back to its home…
  • Apr 17

    Cruise Ship Passenger Suffers Head Injury on Carnival Ecstasy

    Cruise Ship Passenger Suffers Head Injury on Carnival Ecstasy
    Live 5 News out of Charleston, SC reported on April 15 that a passenger who had suffered a head injury during a fall while cruising aboard the Carnival Ecstasy had to be airlifted from the ship as it made it’s way back to port in…
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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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