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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.

https://www.lipcon.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Hurricane Jose Threatens Cruise Ships in the Northeast

    Hurricane Jose Threatens Cruise Ships in the Northeast
    Despite two major hurricanes already impacting the United States, Atlantic hurricane season is far from over. Just this week, several cruise ships near Portland, Maine have been rerouted due to the rapidly approaching Hurricane Jose. The…
  • Sep 18

    Carnival Diverts Cruises From Devastated Grand Turk After Hurricane Irma

    Carnival Diverts Cruises From Devastated Grand Turk After Hurricane Irma
    Although Hurricane Irma may have passed, the destruction left in her wake has created what could be months of rebuilding across the Caribbean and the southern United States. As a result, cruise lines such as Carnival are rerouting itineraries…
  • Sep 15

    Norwegian Escape Passengers Given No Clear Return Date

    Norwegian Escape Passengers Given No Clear Return Date
    The Norwegian Escape was one ship that shuttled passengers out of the way of Hurricane Irma. For days, the ship docked in Cozumel as it waited for the storm to pass. Although an extended vacation may have sounded fun in the beginning.…
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Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 316

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Jones Act Waiver Extended

    Jones Act Waiver Extended
    The Jones Act Waiver that we reported on last week, has been extended through September 22, 2017 at the recommendation of the Departments of Defense and Energy. The waiver was initially signed on September 8, 2017 by the Department of…
  • Sep 12

    Jones Act Waiver Issued by Homeland Security

    Jones Act Waiver Issued by Homeland Security
    Two U.S. government agencies have waived restrictions in an effort to rebuild infrastructure and respond to citizen needs in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Environmental Protection Agency has extended a 38-state fuel…
  • Aug 29

    New Aquaculture Permits on Hold in Washington State

    New Aquaculture Permits on Hold in Washington State
    A breach in a net pen was initially blamed on high tides and the eclipse.  However, in a revised press release, Cooke Aquaculture no longer listed the eclipse as a possible cause, but rather “Exceptionally high tides and currents…
Rank this Week: 621

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Has a Cruise Ship Injury Kept You From Working?

    Has a Cruise Ship Injury Kept You From Working?
    The cruise started out just fine. Pretty days on deck and fun night with lots of activities. But then an accident occurred. Maybe you slipped on a wet floor in a dining room and busted your ankle. Or perhaps took a tumble down some stairs…
  • Sep 14

    Don’t Let Hurricanes Irma or Harvey Keep You From Filing A Cruise Ship Injury Claim

    Don’t Let Hurricanes Irma or Harvey Keep You From Filing A Cruise Ship Injury Claim
    We realize that the recent hurricanes Irma and Harvey have devastated residents in Florida, Texas and beyond. Our offices in Miami were also impacted. The hurricanes collectively have impacted more than 30 million people…some…
  • Sep 13

    Injured On A Cruise Excursion?

    Injured On A Cruise Excursion?
    Not all cruise ship accidents happen on the actual cruise ship. In fact, many injuries happen after passengers leave the cruise ship. Sailing to the Caribbean or to Mexico or elsewhere is often only one part of the cruise vacation. Passengers…
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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/
  • Sep 13

    Injured Tug Boat Captain Awarded $3.35M in Slip and Fall Accident

    Injured Tug Boat Captain Awarded $3.35M in Slip and Fall Accident
    An injured tug boat captain has been awarded over 3 Million dollars due to a slip and fall accident.  In August of 2015, the plaintiff was a tug boat captain.  His job duties included steering the vessel and supervising the…
  • Sep 5

    Mississippi Man Charged With Rape Of Minor Child Onboard NCL DAWN Cruise Ship

    Mississippi Man Charged With Rape Of Minor Child Onboard NCL DAWN Cruise Ship
    Adam Christopher Boyd, 30, of Bay Springs, Mississippi has been charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2243(a). Boyd was arrested by Bermuda Police after the 15-year-old victim reported the rape to ship…
  • Aug 24

    Two Killed in Jet Ski Allision with Concrete Bridge Support

    Two Killed in Jet Ski Allision with Concrete Bridge Support
    Two tourists are reported dead after the 10-foot Yamaha Waverunner they were riding on slammed into a concrete bridge support in the area of the Bridge Road Causeway, north of the MacArthur Causeway. Sabrina Daniels, 34, of Atlanta, Georgia…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Sep 8

    New Version of Nautical Rules of the Road Published

    New Version of Nautical Rules of the Road Published
    The United States Coast Guard has published a new amalgamated version of the nautical Rules of the Road to improve the readability and understanding of the navigation rules (commonly called “Rules of the Road”). The version…
  • Sep 1

    NINTH CIRCUIT HOLDS DEFENSE BASE ACT’S ZONE OF SPECIAL DANGER APPLICABLE TO LOCAL NATIONALS

    NINTH CIRCUIT HOLDS DEFENSE BASE ACT’S ZONE OF SPECIAL DANGER APPLICABLE TO LOCAL NATIONALS
    Claimant, a citizen of the Marshall Islands, was employed as a civilian defense contractor based in the Kwajalein Atoll, which houses the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Site. …
  • Aug 31

    Federal Policy Remains that Arbitration Agreements and their Broad Construction are Favored

    Federal Policy Remains that Arbitration Agreements and their Broad Construction are Favored
    Plaintiff filed a seaman’s complaint alleging that he incurred injury while working as a crew member on one of the defendant’s vessels because the defendant negligently assigned plaintiff to activities that defendant knew or…
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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/
  • Sep 21

    Spain Charters Cruise Ship to House Police to Quell Catalans Seeking Independence

    Spain Charters Cruise Ship to House Police to Quell Catalans Seeking Independence
    Spain has quitely chartered a cruise ship to be positioned at the Port of Barcelona as housing for thousands of riot police and security officers in order to try and suppress rebel Catalans who are seeking an independence referendum. You can…
  • Sep 20

    Engine Room Fire Breaks Out on the Aurora

    Engine Room Fire Breaks Out on the Aurora
    A fire reportedly broke out in the engine room of the Aurora this morning, causing the P&O cruise ship to lose its electricity and its propulsion.  The fire was extinguished after approximately an hour, following which emergency…
  • Sep 5

    Cat-5 Hurricane Irma Threatening South Florida, Scattering Cruise Ship

    Cat-5 Hurricane Irma Threatening South Florida, Scattering Cruise Ship
    Hurricane Irma, which continues to strengthen as it heads west toward the Leeward Islands and Virgin Islands, is now a Category 5 storm with winds of over 175 mph (with gusts up to 215 mph) as of this morning's advisories. The huge storm is…
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Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
Rank this Week: 3536

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

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

    F/V Car Tanya safe but operations terminated

    F/V Car Tanya safe but operations terminated
    The crew of the 58ft F/V Car Tanya reported to the Coast Guard that the vessel was taking on water and losing power about 13 miles from Coos Bay. The Coast Guard delivered a de-watering pump and provided escort until the vessel lost power.…
  • Sep 14

    F/V Tsimshain Lady crew safe, F/V Huntress distress relay.

    F/V Tsimshain Lady crew safe, F/V Huntress distress relay.
    The crew of the fishing vessel Tsimshain Lady is safe after the vessel began taking on water near Tamgas Harbor, Alaska, Wednesday. A Coast Guard small-boat crew provided a dewatering pump and tied the fishing vessel alongside the cutter…
  • Sep 6

    Medivac from Cape Greig, crewman safe

    Medivac from Cape Greig, crewman safe
    A crewman was helicoptered from the fishing vessel Cape Greig 154 miles east of Kodiak, Tuesday. The Coast Guard crew safely hoisted the ailing crewman and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Kodiak. Coast Guard in…
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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: 3506

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty law. By James M. Beard.

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

    Fire Aboard Oregon Fishing Vessel – Two Crewman Saved From Sinking Vessel

    Fire Aboard Oregon Fishing Vessel – Two Crewman Saved From Sinking Vessel
    Two crewmen were rescued by the Coast Guard after their fishing vessel caught fire and sank. The incident happened 20 miles west of Cape Blanco. The two fishermen aboard the 47-foot vessel were able to escape to a life raft before the fire…
  • Jul 24

    Ilwaco Charter Boat Investigated for Halibut Fishing Violation

    Ilwaco Charter Boat Investigated for Halibut Fishing Violation
    On July 13 2017, Washington State Fish and Wildlife officers and agents for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration served search warrants for records upon Ilwaco’s Pacific Salmon Charters. The investigation relates to…
  • Jul 16

    Two Oregon Fishermen Rescued 52 Miles West of Coos Bay

    Two Oregon Fishermen Rescued 52 Miles West of Coos Bay
      Two commercial fishermen were airlifted to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter crew on July 8, 2017. The two crewmen were aboard the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel New Faith and were fishing approximately 52 miles west of Coos…
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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: 2374

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

https://news.braislaw.com
  • Jul 19

    Florida Jet Ski Accident Attorneys Defeat Attempt to Dismiss Negligence Per Se Claim

    Florida Jet Ski Accident Attorneys Defeat Attempt to Dismiss Negligence Per Se Claim
    Our Florida Jet Ski accident attorneys handle many different types of personal watercraft injury cases. These cases range from negligently conducted Jet Ski tours to improper personal watercraft design. In this case, we represent a person who…
  • Jun 5

    Florida Personal Watercraft Injury Release Found Unenforceable

    Florida Personal Watercraft Injury Release Found Unenforceable
    Our Florida personal watercraft injury lawyers were recently successful in convincing a court that a release was legally insufficient and, therefore, unenforceable. Facts of the Case Our client and her boyfriend were staying at the…
  • Apr 25

    After Multiple Drownings and Near-Drownings Norwegian and Royal Caribbean Finally Hire Lifeguard

    After Multiple Drownings and Near-Drownings Norwegian and Royal Caribbean Finally Hire Lifeguard
    Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean announced its implementation of a new water safety program fleet wide starting with Oasis of the Seas.  The program includes stationing of lifeguards trained by StarGuard Elite at every pool including…
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Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Jul 5

    Greek Shipowners Extend Voluntary Tax

    Greek Shipowners Extend Voluntary Tax
    Greek shipowners have agreed to extend a voluntary tax contribution to the Greek government, which I previously blogged about, for an additional year due to the fact that Greece is still struggling with its debt crisis. Members of the Union…
  • Jun 28

    Is There a Coming Sea Change in the Analysis of whether Energy Services Contracts Are Maritime?

    Is There a Coming Sea Change in the Analysis of whether Energy Services Contracts Are Maritime?
    In 1990, the U.S. Fifth Circuit rendered its decision in Davis & Sons, Inc. v. Gulf Oil Corp., through which the Court attempted to harmonize the existing state of the law to determine whether a contract to supply a work barge and crew to…
  • May 25

    “Last Employer Rule” in Occupational Disease Addressed by Fifth Circuit

    “Last Employer Rule” in Occupational Disease Addressed by Fifth Circuit
    On May 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rendered a decision affirming an Administrative Law Judge’s decision in Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., et al. v. Director, OWCP, et al., No. 16-60370.  This…
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Law at the Water Line

Law at the Water Line

Covers maritime law. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.atlanticmaritimelaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    Senate Committee Authorizes Procurement of Six New Polar-Class Icebreaker

    Senate Committee Authorizes Procurement of Six New Polar-Class Icebreaker
    Polar Star (courtesy of USCG)The Senate Armed Services Committee recently completed markup of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and voted unanimously (27-0) to advance the bill to the Senate floor. The NDAA includes a…
  • May 25

    PODCAST - Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy

    PODCAST - Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy
    The so-called “blue economy” is evolving at a rapid pace.  As a result, innovative marine-based businesses are finding themselves exposed to risks when technological development outpaces legal development.  This podcast…
  • Mar 13

    A New Model for Offshore Windpower?

    A New Model for Offshore Windpower?
    According to an article in Maritime Executive, offshore renewable power developers are about to sign an agreement for the construction of islands in the middle of the North Sea as bases for offshore wind facilities. As the article states:…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1569

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...
Rank this Week: 4634

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,…
Rank this Week: 2213

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…
  • 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…
  • 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: 2127

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: 4056

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…
  • Jun 4

    Fire-proof Bill of Rights for Cruise Passenger

    Fire-proof Bill of Rights for Cruise Passenger
    On May 22, 2013, the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) adopted a formal Cruise Line Passenger Bill of Rights designed to protect the rights of cruise line passengers in the event of mechanical failures and other emergencies. Less than a…
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Maritime 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 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 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…
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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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