Blog Posts in October, 2015

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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