Blog Posts in 2015

Arresting Vessels to Enforce Maritime Liens

There is nothing like the open sea. This is true in both description and legal precedents. Maritime law often involves legislation that looks strange in comparison to similar laws not centered on a ...
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A Guide to Cruise Ship Slip & Fall Injury Claims

Imagine that you are on vacation with your family, soaking up the sun on the deck of a cruise ship headed to the Caribbean. Suddenly, you slip and fall on a wet patch, breaking your hip. Now what? ...
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Cruise Ship Passengers Are Not Covered by the Warranty of Seaworthiness

In maritime law, the warranty of seaworthiness imposes on a shipowner an absolute duty to furnish a seaworthy ship. The duty cannot be delegated. Seaworthiness does not mean that a ship must be an ...
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Remedies for Injuries Suffered by Longshoremen and Harbor Workers

A longshoreman is a worker who loads and unloads cargo onto ships. They are also known as “stevedores.” Longshoremen are an integral part of the shipping and receiving industry. They work ...
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El Faro-Lives and Cargo Unnecessarily Lost, Pt. 2

(The subject cargo ship, El Faro. Credit: MarineTraffic.com/ Capt. William Hoey) The Spanish word “faro” means “lighthouse.” Lighthouses serve two main purposes—as a ...
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El Faro-Lives and Cargo Unnecessarily Lost, Pt. 1

By now, news of the El Faro sinking is widespread, and has been touted as one of the worst cargo-ship accidents off the U.S. coast in decades. It has resulted in the loss of at least 33 lives and an ...
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Injured On Board a Cruise Ship? 5 Tips for Establishing Liability

What could be more fun than a cruise ship vacation into the paradise islands of the Caribbean? At the same time, what could be more frustrating than suffering a debilitating injury due to someone ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Buying Marine Insurance

Just as car insurance is necessary to adequately protect your automobile, marine insurance is required to protect your boat, cargo, and terminals. You will want the best coverage at the best price. ...
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Cruise Ship Passenger Dies While Boarding the Queen Elizabeth

In what is now the 19 th cruise ship death this year, a Queen Elizabeth passenger recently passed away after complications while boarding the cruise ship from a tender. The tender, a small boat ...
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