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Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

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

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Dec 16

    Norovirus of the Sea

    Norovirus of the Sea
    Its been a tough month for Royal Caribbean. More than 200 passengers became ill and five had to be hospitalized after an outbreak on the Ovation of the Seas during a two-week cruise between Sydney and Singapore, according to the Washington…
  • Dec 16

    Another Big Cruise Ship Drug Bust in Australia

    Another Big Cruise Ship Drug Bust in Australia
    The federal police in Australia report that its law enforcement officers and the Australia border protection agency seized thirty (30) kilos of cocaine stashed aboard an unidentified cruise ship which docked in Sydney on November 30,…
  • Dec 15

    Medevac from AIDAblu in Rough Weather

    Medevac from AIDAblu in Rough Weather
    The Portuguese Air Force medevaced a passenger from the AIDAblu cruise ship which was 257 kilometers from Montijo, Portugal. The rescue took place under adverse weather conditions, described as strong winds of approximately knots, and waves…
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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/
  • Dec 15

    The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act Helps Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault

    The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act Helps Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault
    For many individuals who become the victim of rape or sexual assault at sea, the future can seem bleak. However, thanks to the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010, victims of these crimes can rest assured that their cruise line can…
  • Dec 13

    Crewmember Disappears from Vision of the Seas near Galveston, Texa

    Crewmember Disappears from Vision of the Seas near Galveston, Texa
    Despite security cameras and safety protocol, cruise disappearances are unfortunately still happening. In many cases, the cruise line will attempt to avoid any responsibility for the incident so as not to put their name in a bad light. Just…
  • Dec 11

    Be Prepared: Facts All Cruise Passengers Should Know

    Be Prepared: Facts All Cruise Passengers Should Know
    Setting out on a cruise should be an exciting and stress-free time! And in can be, when you keep a few safety tips in the back of your mind. Our maritime lawyers offer a few reminders, before you set sail. The post Be Prepared: Facts All…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Dec 15

    Cruise Ship / Maritime Highlights 2017

    Cruise Ship / Maritime Highlights 2017
    Leesfield Scolaro reviewed more than 100 maritime/cruise ship cases during 2017 against all major cruise lines operating out of Florida, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (Celebrity Cruises).…
  • Oct 14

    Injured children on cruise ships often caused by ship’s inadequate or unsafe equipment and crewmembers’ failure to supervise

    Injured children on cruise ships often caused by ship’s inadequate or unsafe equipment and crewmembers’ failure to supervise
    In the last few months, Leesfield Scolaro has resolved a number of claims on behalf of minor children’s families who became injured during a cruise. Injuries to children are often catastrophic and life-altering. They require thorough…
  • Aug 18

    More cruise ship injuries, deaths and incidents as safety practices become more lax.

    More cruise ship injuries, deaths and incidents as safety practices become more lax.
    The cruise ship industry is plagued by norovirus and other multiple claims of sickness and illness from unsanitized standards and crew practices. Fortunately, those incidents are often temporary and transient. However, in an effort to…
Rank this Week: 872

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: 4594

Law at the Water Line

Law at the Water Line

Covers maritime law. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.atlanticmaritimelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. Is your…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3539

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

https://news.braislaw.com
Rank this Week: 3130

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Substance Abuse, Opioids, and Addiction at Sea

    Substance Abuse, Opioids, and Addiction at Sea
    A new bill is on the way to the Maine State Legislature, and if Representative Mick Devin can get approval next year, a new task force of healthcare professionals and community leaders will work on one of the state of Maine’s greatest…
  • Dec 5

    Restricting Commercial Fishing in the Arctic Ocean

    Restricting Commercial Fishing in the Arctic Ocean
    In what is being called an historic agreement, countries have joined forces and agreed to a moratorium on commercial fishing within the unregulated Arctic Ocean. Five countries with Arctic shorelines, the United States, Canada, Russia,…
  • Nov 21

    Vessel Stability Reports and Safety

    Vessel Stability Reports and Safety
    The overall safety of the commercial fishing industry is becoming safer every year. Those are the findings in a report issued by NIOSH in July of 2017. However, experts agree that an area that needs improvement concerns outdated stability…
Rank this Week: 913

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Dec 5

    Three rescued two still missing

    Three rescued two still missing
    The Coast Guard is searching for two men, 50-year-old James Cole and 48-year-old Sheridan “Scott” Stringer, after their 10-foot skiff capsized in Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Tuesday. The Juneau Police Department received a call…
  • Dec 4

    Crewman medevaced from F/V American No.1

    Crewman medevaced from F/V American No.1
    A 35-year-old male crewmember suffering from abdominal pain and vomiting was medevaced by Coast Guard helicopter on Sunday morning from the 143-foot fishing vessel American No.1, 230 miles north of Cold Bay. The Jayhawk helicopter crew…
  • Nov 17

    Crew with Cardiac issues Medevaced 200 mile

    Crew with Cardiac issues Medevaced 200 mile
    The captain of the 1200-foot Maersk Eindhoven reported a 53-year-old male crewmember was suffering from cardiac issues 600 miles south of Cold Bay. The captain made best course and speed to Cold Bay so a safe medevac could be conducted. A…
Rank this Week: 2736

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…
Rank this Week: 3172

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1235

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: 392

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…
Rank this Week: 3106

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/
  • Oct 11

    NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY LONGSHOREMAN COMPENSABLE

    NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY LONGSHOREMAN COMPENSABLE
    In 2001, Claimant William Kealoha was injured while working as a ship laborer.  Kealoha fell 25 to 50 feet off a barge onto a steel floor.  He sustained numerous injuries, including blunt trauma to the head, chest, and abdomen and…
  • Sep 28

    President Trump Waives Jones Act in Response to Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

    President Trump Waives Jones Act in Response to Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico
    The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act, was passed to promote and maintain the American merchant marine by, in part, regulating maritime commerce in U.S. territorial waters and between U.S. ports.  For…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2724

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: 4410

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
Rank this Week: 3568

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: 1535

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: 2303

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Seattle Maritime Lawyer Blog

Covers admiralty law. By James M. Beard.

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

    Crewman Suffers Head Injury Aboard Alaska Fishing Vessel Defender

    Crewman Suffers Head Injury Aboard Alaska Fishing Vessel Defender
    A crewman was airlifted from the F/V Defender today after suffering a head injury while working aboard the vessel. The Defender is a 154-factory trawler. Early reports indicate the crewman was struck in the head by a 37-pound block of frozen…
  • Nov 7

    Dutch Harbor Remains Top Port For Commercial Fishing Landing

    Dutch Harbor Remains Top Port For Commercial Fishing Landing
    Dutch Harbor remains the United States top commercial fishing port for 2016. NOAA’s annual fishing data report published last week showed fishing boats delivered 770 million pounds of product to Dutch Harbor in 2016 with a value of 198…
  • Nov 7

    Shooting Aboard Alaska Fishing Boat

    Shooting Aboard Alaska Fishing Boat
    Police have arrested a Sitka man in connection with a shooting aboard a fishing boat in Juneau. The incident happened on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Police responding to the shooting in Eliason Harbor found a man with a gunshot wound to his…
Rank this Week: 1616

Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
  • Dec 14

    The Yangtze Xing Hua

    The Yangtze Xing Hua
    Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) Pte Ltd V Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 2107 This was a further appeal, to the Court of Appeal, from an LMAA arbitration award, considering the true construction of the sweep-up…
  • Dec 13

    Extension of common law rule against set off from freight to air freight

    Extension of common law rule against set off from freight to air freight
    The London Circuit Commercial Court has held that the well established common law rule in shipping law that “a claim in respect of cargo cannot be asserted by way of a deduction from freight” extends to air freight. In this…
  • Nov 30

    Are you ready for changes to EU data protection regulation?

    Are you ready for changes to EU data protection regulation?
    The General Data Protection Regulation (the Regulation or GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. The Regulation is arguably the most seismic change in European Union (EU) data protection law in over 20 years and will present major challenges…
Rank this Week: 929

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: 1075

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Norovirus Strikes Passengers on Ovation of the Sea

    Norovirus Strikes Passengers on Ovation of the Sea
    In a Huffington News report (read it here), ‘hundreds of passengers’ were suffering from norovirus symptoms — the cruise was Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas trip from Singapore to Tasmania. The world’s 4th…
  • Dec 8

    Do You Have A Cruise Accident Story to Tell?

    Do You Have A Cruise Accident Story to Tell?
    Our law firm has been listening to cruise ship accident stories for more than 25 years. We’ve heard thousands. Some stories are so commonplace, we could probably finish the sentences of the people on the other end of the phone. Some…
  • Dec 7

    Miami Cruise Industry Influencing Senate Vote of Corporate Taxes?

    Miami Cruise Industry Influencing Senate Vote of Corporate Taxes?
    A very interesting article in the Miami New Times, Miami’s Cruise Industry Gave $23,500 to Senator Who Stopped New Cruise Tax, details campaign contribution made to a Republican Senator who had had influence over bill amendments that…
Rank this Week: 3297

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: 4104