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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 25

    Fire on the Costa Magica?

    Fire on the Costa Magica?
    Today we received a message from a passenger is sailing on the Costa Magica with family. The passenger indicated that a fire broke out on the Costa cruise ship yesterday, February 24th, while the cruise ship was heading…
  • Feb 25

    Finally! Royal Caribbean Hires Lifeguard

    Finally! Royal Caribbean Hires Lifeguard
    Two months ago, I wrote that Royal Caribbean Cruises was advertising that it was going to hire lifeguards on its cruise ships. In our December 22, 2016 article titled Royal Caribbean Cruises to Hire Lifeguards, I noted that Royal…
  • Feb 17

    Overboard Passenger from Sun Princess Rescued

    Overboard Passenger from Sun Princess Rescued
    A passenger who went overboard into the Pacific Ocean from the Sun Princess cruise ship as it sailed between Brisbane and New Caledonia was rescued today.  Shortly after 4 P.M. local time today, the "man overboard" announcement came…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 72

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Feb 24

    Investigation into loss of F/V Destination

    Investigation into loss of F/V Destination
    U.S. Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of F/V Destination and its six crewmembers. A Marine Board of Investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard. Upon completion of the…
  • Feb 23

    Fire Extinguisher and Steering Issue

    Fire Extinguisher and Steering Issue
    The Coast Guard set in motion a detention of the Panama-flagged bulk carriers Atlantic Ruby and Amber L, Feb. 23, 2017, after discovering substandard safety issues while conducting routine Port State Control exams onboard the vessels along…
  • Feb 16

    Tug Samson Mariner – update

    Tug Samson Mariner – update
    Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Alaska Commercial Divers continue their response to the tug boat Samson…
Rank this Week: 390

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: 387

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Concerned About A Cruise Ship Accident?

    Concerned About A Cruise Ship Accident?
    If you were injured on a cruise vacation, you’ve probably had questions, including: — was it an accident? — was I at fault or was the cruise line or their employees at fault? — can I get financial compensation for my…
  • Feb 10

    Over 900 Blog Posts About Cruise Ship Accidents and Injurie

    Over 900 Blog Posts About Cruise Ship Accidents and Injurie
    At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we help injured passengers and crew members explore their legal options after an accident has happened on a cruise vacation. Over the last few years, we’ve published over 900 blog posts covering just about…
  • Feb 9

    Do People Really Sue Cruise Lines?

    Do People Really Sue Cruise Lines?
    It may seem daunting, but passengers who were injured on a cruise ship can — and often do — sue the cruise line in order to be compensated for their injuries. In fact, while it may not seem like something that happens often,…
Rank this Week: 1076

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: 558

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: 719

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty law. By James M. Beard.

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

    Investigation to Begin Into Sinking of Alaska Crab Fishing Vessel Destination

    Investigation to Begin Into Sinking of Alaska Crab Fishing Vessel Destination
    February 24, 2017 The United States Coast Guard has announced they will convene a Marine Board of Investigation into the sinking of the Alaska crab fishing vessel Destination.   Six crewman remain missing as a result of the February…
  • Feb 23

    President Trump’s Executive Order Causes Delays for Alaska Commercial Fishermen

    President Trump’s Executive Order Causes Delays for Alaska Commercial Fishermen
    Alaska’s commercial long line fleet doesn’t know when their season will start for sure. There is no news from the National Marine Fisheries as to when the commercial longline season will start for halibut and black cod. March 11,…
  • Feb 13

    Coast Guard Rescues Fishermen From Sinking Oregon Fishing Boat

    Coast Guard Rescues Fishermen From Sinking Oregon Fishing Boat
    Three commercial fishermen have been rescued from the F/V Coastal Reign.  The crew of the Coastal Reign issued a may-day message indicating they were taking on water near the mouth of the Columbia River.  The captain reported the…
Rank this Week: 2145

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer…

Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10 Things to Know Before Going up to Alaska for “A Season”
     It’s that time of year again.  The holidays are over and you’re going back to work on a factory trawler up in Alaska for “A-Season.”  Whether you’re a returning crew member or a greenhorn,…
Rank this Week: 2851

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • 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…
  • Feb 1

    Psychological Injuries and Medical Examiners Under the LHWCA

    Psychological Injuries and Medical Examiners Under the LHWCA
    On January 27, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Ceres Marine Terminals, Inc. v. Director, OWCP, (Samuel Jackson), No. 15-1041, affirmed the decisions of an Administrative Law Judge and the Benefits Review Board holding that a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4032

Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Within Port Limit

    Within Port Limit
    NAVALMAR UK LTD V KALE MADEN HAMMADDELER SANAYI VE TICART AS [2017] EWHC 116 (COMM) – The MV “ARUNDEL CASTLE” In this case the Commercial Court considered the meaning of “within port limits” in the context of a…
  • Jan 13

    A Tale Of Dirty Deals, Demurrage And Discontent: Enforcement Of Arbitral Award Refused

    A Tale Of Dirty Deals, Demurrage And Discontent: Enforcement Of Arbitral Award Refused
    In a recent decision, the Paris Court of Appeal refused to enforce an LMAA arbitral award on the basis that the underlying contract was affected by illegality on account of corruption. Introduction Pursuant to article V of the 1958 New York…
  • Dec 21

    Maritime greenhouse gas emissions – legal update

    Maritime greenhouse gas emissions – legal update
    In our April update on this subject, we reported on the outcome of the sixty-ninth meeting of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) (MEPC 69) and on what to expect from the next…
Rank this Week: 3926

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    The “Open and Obvious” Defense

    The “Open and Obvious” Defense
    Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys Explore Common Cruise Line Defenses Against Slip and Falls Slip and falls are one of the most common accidents to occur on cruise ships.  As Miami cruise ship accident attorneys, we have to be prepared for…
  • Feb 2

    Our Miami Cruise Ship Attorneys Consider the Duty of Cruise Ships to Maintain and Monitor Security Camera

    Our Miami Cruise Ship Attorneys Consider the Duty of Cruise Ships to Maintain and Monitor Security Camera
    Cruise ships often accommodate 3,000 guests or more. These massive floating cities have significant security needs.  At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our cruise ship attorneys understand the critical importance of security cameras on…
  • Jan 26

    Our Miami Cruise Ship Attorneys Discuss the Deadlines for Filing a Cruise Ship Injury Claim

    Our Miami Cruise Ship Attorneys Discuss the Deadlines for Filing a Cruise Ship Injury Claim
    If you have been injured while on a cruise, it is critical that you know the deadline for filing your personal injury action. Failure to file within the deadline, or statute of limitations, may result in dismissal of your action.  Each…
Rank this Week: 3422

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/
  • Feb 8

    Fifth Circuit Affirms “Take Nothing” Jury Verdict in Jones Act Suit

    Fifth Circuit Affirms “Take Nothing” Jury Verdict in Jones Act Suit
    Plaintiff filed suit against his Jones Act employer, Cheramie Marine, L.L.C., alleging negligence and seeking maintenance and cure after an alleged injury on one of its utility vessels. Plaintiff alleged that on July 18, 2014, he was injured…
  • Feb 4

    Benefits Review Board To Enforce Attorney Fee Petition Deadline

    Benefits Review Board To Enforce Attorney Fee Petition Deadline
    The Clerk of the Benefits Review Board has issued a notice to the community that the Board has reviewed its policy concerning handling of untimely attorney fee petitions. Effective March 1, 2017, attorney fee petitions must be filed within…
  • Jan 30

    Court Orders Sale of Seized Vessel Following Default and Unnecessary Delay

    Court Orders Sale of Seized Vessel Following Default and Unnecessary Delay
    Judge Ivan Lemelle recently reinforced the old adage, “if you don’t use it, you lose it,” in a suit based upon the alleged breach of a rental agreement between Essex Crane Rental Corp. and Cross Maritime.  Under the…
Rank this Week: 3369

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: 2467

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: 3337

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/
Rank this Week: 4785

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Crewmember with Head Injury on F/V LEANN Flown to Coos Bay, Oregon Hospital

    Crewmember with Head Injury on F/V LEANN Flown to Coos Bay, Oregon Hospital
    The captain of the 75-foot F/V LEANN reported that a crewmember fell and suffered a head injury while fishing more than 20 miles off Florence, Oregon. The call to the Coos Bay, Oregon Coast Guard came in just after midnight on December 15,…
  • Dec 11

    Update: Search For Missing Crewmembers Called Off

    Update: Search For Missing Crewmembers Called Off
    The Coast Guard cancelled the search for the two missing crewmembers of the EXITO after searching for more than 40 hours. The EXITO sank 14 miles out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, north of Unalaska Bay, on Tuesday night, December 6. Three…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2357

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: 4910

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2199

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: 4345

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: 3111

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…
Rank this Week: 3548

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…
Rank this Week: 3310