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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: 68

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Aug 29

    Carnival Vista Swamps Piers and Boats in Messina, Sicily

    Carnival Vista Swamps Piers and Boats in Messina, Sicily
    According to several passengers on the Carnival Vista, the cruise ship swamped piers and many smaller boats moored there yesterday afternoon when leaving the port of Messina, Sicily. We were contacted and told about the mishap today. The port…
  • Aug 28

    95 Kilo Cruise Ship Cocaine Bust in Sydney Harbor

    95 Kilo Cruise Ship Cocaine Bust in Sydney Harbor
    Multiple news sources are reporting that today, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested three cruise ship passengers who were smuggling 95 kilos (over 209 lbs.) of cocaine into the port in Sydney, Australia.  SkyNews says…
  • Aug 28

    Fire Breaks Out on Carnival Sunshine

    Fire Breaks Out on Carnival Sunshine
    Last Friday evening, there were comments on social media that a fire had broken out on the Carnival Sunshine which caused damage to a passenger balcony.   The initial comments, on Facebook, were to the effect that the cabin was…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 288

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA

    Student Diver Rescued Near Seacrest Park Has Died, West Seattle, WA
    The 22-year-old student diver who was rescued near Seacrest Park in West Seattle on August 28th, has died. The police report states that visibility underwater was very poor. Divers were signaled to surface, and all three divers in the class…
  • Aug 28

    Student Diver in Critical Condition Rescued off Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA

    Student Diver in Critical Condition Rescued off Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA
    A 20-year old student diver in critical condition was rescued off Alki Beach in West Seattle on August 28, 2016. According to Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Captain Shata Stephenson, the diver “was within her first five dives.” An…
  • Aug 19

    Worker Rescued from Overturned Loader at Port of Seattle Waterfront

    Worker Rescued from Overturned Loader at Port of Seattle Waterfront
    At around 10:30 a.m. at Terminal 46 on Alaskan Way South, a loader overturned, trapping the 50-year-old driver inside the cab. Seattle Fire Department responded by 11:00 a.m. and after about 15 minutes, the rescue was successful. SFD reported…
Rank this Week: 2472

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/
  • Aug 29

    Fifth Circuit: Maritime Carpenter Not Covered by LHWCA

    Fifth Circuit: Maritime Carpenter Not Covered by LHWCA
    The Fifth Circuit recently issued a new decision addressing the limits of jurisdiction under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.  The claimant, a maritime carpenter, was allegedly injured at the employer’s…
  • Aug 16

    Eleventh Circuit Considers Challenge to Admiralty Jurisdiction in Florida Drainage Canal Injury

    Eleventh Circuit Considers Challenge to Admiralty Jurisdiction in Florida Drainage Canal Injury
    On August 3, 2016, the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Tundidor v. Miami-Dade County, a case highlighting an interesting limitation on the federal district courts’ original admiralty…
  • Aug 11

    $23 Million Punitive Damage Award Upheld by Louisiana Appellate Court

    $23 Million Punitive Damage Award Upheld by Louisiana Appellate Court
    On June 29, 2016, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a jury’s award of $23 million in punitive damages to the family of a young man fatally injured in a boating accident. The accident occurred on May 7, 2005, on the…
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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/
  • Aug 28

    Cruise Ship Collides with Three Boats in Boston Harbor

    Cruise Ship Collides with Three Boats in Boston Harbor
    The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a mechanical failure which caused the Boston Harbor Cruises ship Regency to collide with three other tourist boats belonging to the same company while approaching Long Wharf. A witness to the incident,…
  • Aug 25

    Appeals Court Closes Courthouse Doors to Injured American Cruise Line Crewmember

    Appeals Court Closes Courthouse Doors to Injured American Cruise Line Crewmember
    A Federal appellate circuit court in Atlanta has ruled that a United States crewmember must arbitrate his personal injury claim. This case involved a lead trumpeter who worked for a Miami, Florida based cruise line based aboard a cruise ship…
  • Aug 24

    Florida Law Applies to Boat Accident Personal Injury Claims in Most Miami-Dade County Canal

    Florida Law Applies to Boat Accident Personal Injury Claims in Most Miami-Dade County Canal
    The Federal Eleventh Circuit recently found that a Miami-Dade County canal popular for boating and fishing is not navigable thereby precluding claims based upon Federal admiralty jurisdiction. Since Federal admiralty jurisdiction does not…
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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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Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Aug 24

    OCSLA Coverage for Land Injuries Has Limit

    OCSLA Coverage for Land Injuries Has Limit
    James Baker, Jr. v. Director, OWCP; Gulf Island Marine Fabricators, LLC, U.S. Fifth Circuit No. 15-60634 (August 19, 2016). In this case the Court of Appeals affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) determination that Mr. Baker, an…
  • Jun 24

    Coast Guard Issues Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule

    Coast Guard Issues Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule
    The U.S. Coast Guard Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule under 46 CFR Subchapter M takes effect on July 20, 2016. The Rule, published this week, has its roots in the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004, and creates many…
  • Apr 19

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Preventing the Application of the Section 20(a) Presumption with Surveillance

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Preventing the Application of the Section 20(a) Presumption with Surveillance
    The recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Bis Salamis, Inc. v. Director, OWCP (Joseph Meeks), No. 15-60148 (March 17, 2016), highlights how the defense to a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’…
Rank this Week: 3722

Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Masters must show caution or else liability limits may be terminal

    Masters must show caution or else liability limits may be terminal
    The Privy Council has confirmed that it is possible to contract out the right to limit liability, and so operators must be vigilant in ensuring this does not inadvertently happen, write Mark O’Neil and Anushka Karunaratne in Tradewinds.…
  • Aug 22

    Collateral lies: The lie is dishonest but the claim is not

    Collateral lies: The lie is dishonest but the claim is not
    The Supreme Court rules that a collateral lie embellishing a valid claim does not amount to a fraudulent claim. Versloot Dredging BV and another (Appellants) v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG and others [2016] UKSC 45 Facts The vessel…
  • Aug 17

    The importance of the arbitration notice: make sure it is sent to the right person

    The importance of the arbitration notice: make sure it is sent to the right person
    Sino Channel Asia Ltd v. Dana Shipping and Trading Pte Singapore and Another [2016] EWHC 1118 (Comm) A recent English High Court decision serves as a reminder of the importance of taking great care in relation to service of notice to commence…
Rank this Week: 3762

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

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

    Near Shore rescue

    Near Shore rescue
    A Coast Guardsman from Station Yaquina Bay assisted mariners near the South Beach boat ramp in Newport, Ore., Saturday, when one person fell in the water. After bringing the subject and the vessel safely to the pier, the Coast Guard crew…
  • Aug 21

    Fog delays rescue

    Fog delays rescue
    A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a mariner from a vessel that grounded at the mouth of the Columbia River near Clatsop Spit, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria rescued and transferred the subject, who was…
  • Aug 19

    One dead, one saved

    One dead, one saved
    Coast Guard personnel and multiple good Samaritan boat crews responded to a tragic event after a 22-foot aluminum vessel capsized 500 yards off Hand Rock in La Push, Wednesday. The body of the deceased 74-year-old mariner, Clifford Dopps,…
Rank this Week: 2926

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    Florida Key's Dive Company Sued for Crewmember's Wrongful Death

    Florida Key's Dive Company Sued for Crewmember's Wrongful Death
    Our firm has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a Florida Key's dive boat crewmember who lost his life. On the night of November 15, 2015, the crewmember was serving as a deck hand aboard a dive boat while seventeen…
  • Jul 18

    Brais Brais Rusak Obtains 1.18 Million Dollar Verdict in a Jet Ski Collision Case

    Brais Brais Rusak Obtains 1.18 Million Dollar Verdict in a Jet Ski Collision Case
    Our client Khalila Jenkins was enjoying Labor Day Weekend in Miami Beach in 2013 when she decided to go jet skiing with friends. The group rented the personal watercrafts and took off to ride in the area designated by the rental company. …
  • Jul 15

    Celebrity Cruises Sued After Crewmember Drops Passenger

    Celebrity Cruises Sued After Crewmember Drops Passenger
    Our cruise ship personal injury attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Celebrity Cruises after one of its crewmembers dropped our client causing a part of her fibula to protrude from her ankle. The complaint filed in Miami Federal Court…
Rank this Week: 4602

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Pedestrian Safety in Seattle

    Pedestrian Safety in Seattle
    In the United States every year thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed.  In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes across America.  In addition, in 2013, there were more than 150,000 non-fatal crash-related…
  • Jul 20

    Safety Issues in the Construction Industry

    Safety Issues in the Construction Industry
    Working in the construction industry can be a very challenging and dangerous occupation.  At Kraft Palmer Davies we represent both residential and commercial construction workers.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there…
  • Jul 6

    Construction Accident at West Seattle Bridge Causes Severe Injury to One Worker and Results in the Death of Another

    Construction Accident at West Seattle Bridge Causes Severe Injury to One Worker and Results in the Death of Another
    Around 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016, a box truck hit the elevated arm of a man lift stationed under the West Seattle Bridge, knocking two workers out of the lift. The workers were involved in the Fauntleroy Expressway Bearing Pad…
Rank this Week: 1782

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Cruise Ship News Roundup, August 2016

    Cruise Ship News Roundup, August 2016
    The cruise line industry never lacks for media coverage…both positive and negative. Here, we highlight some of the headline grabbing news stories from the first 2 weeks of August related to cruise ship accidents, incidents and topical…
  • Aug 15

    Anthem of the Seas Medical Emergency Hastens Return to Port

    Anthem of the Seas Medical Emergency Hastens Return to Port
    News from August 14, 2016… When a 72-year old woman experienced trouble and had to be pulled from the pool of Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship, the vessel made a hasty return back to port in Bayonne, New Jersey.…
  • Aug 15

    Chinese Woman Falls From Cruise Ship – Survives 38 Hours in Sea

    Chinese Woman Falls From Cruise Ship – Survives 38 Hours in Sea
    According to several published reports, like this one from BBC.com, a Chinese woman who fell off a cruise ship and drifted at sea for 38 hours survived with only minor injuries. The incident occurred as the Royal Caribbean cruise ship she was…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 27

    F/T ALASKA JURIS CREW FORCED TO ABANDONED SHIP

    F/T ALASKA JURIS CREW FORCED TO ABANDONED SHIP
    According to news reports, 46 crew members were forced to abandoned ship when the Fishing Company of Alaska factory trawler F/T ALASKA JURIS began taking on water and sinking off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands yesterday. …
  • Jul 8

    Recreational Boating Fatalities on the Decline

    Recreational Boating Fatalities on the Decline
    The 2015 annual recreational boating statistics report was released by the United States Coast Guard, which found the third lowest number of fatality deaths in a year at 626 deaths.  While the total number of fatalities represented a…
Rank this Week: 2412

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

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

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

    Walk Softly Stranger ... Grappling with Governance over the Northwestern Hawaiian Island

    Walk Softly Stranger ... Grappling with Governance over the Northwestern Hawaiian Island
    Walk softly. Walk softly, stranger. The land on which you stand is Holy ground ... a place of unspoiled beauty, colored by the nad of God. And you who stand upon this land will someday too remember sun-washed sands and...
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court - Insular Areas are Not State

    Supreme Court - Insular Areas are Not State
    Hawaii's position as the 50th State provides an interesting vantage to view the governance of those territorial areas that are within the United States but are not a state. Since the late 1890's, the United States has been vexed by...
  • May 27

    Legal Profession in Hawaii - the Number

    Legal Profession in Hawaii - the Number
    The Hawaii State Bar Association just released its statistics for the Hawaii license renewals for 2016. It is an interesting snapshot of the legal profession in Hawaii and specifically the demographics of attorneys. Did you know that Hawaii…
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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/
Rank this Week: 853

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: 3586

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: 2433

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: 2732

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…
Rank this Week: 3306

Maritime Lawyer News

Maritime Lawyer News

By Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P.

http://www.offshoreinjuries.com/
  • Nov 12

    Coast Guard Searches for Dustin Danos Crewman Missing in Gulf of Mexico

    Coast Guard Searches for Dustin Danos Crewman Missing in Gulf of Mexico
    NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard sent out a news release that they and commercial crews are searching for a missing crewman from the offshore vessel Dustin Danos 60 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Saturday, Nov. 9. The news…
  • Nov 8

    Barge Loaded With Fuel Runs Aground in Ft. Point N.H. Outside Portsmouth Harbor

    Barge Loaded With Fuel Runs Aground in Ft. Point N.H. Outside Portsmouth Harbor
    FT. POINT, N.H. — A barge loaded with diesel fuel that ran aground in Ft. Point N.H. outside Portsmouth Harbor late Tuesday, November 5, is being assessed for damages. According to the Coast Guard reports say there is no leaking…
  • Nov 5

    Barge Worker Killed in Conveyor Belt Accident

    Barge Worker Killed in Conveyor Belt Accident
    LUDINGTON, MI — Officials reported that a 37-year-old Pentwater man was killed after being tangled in equipment onboard a barge on Sunday on Lake Michigan. The Tug Undaunted and Barge P.M. 41 were heading north near Ludington on Sunday…
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Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
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