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  • Arresting Vessels to Enforce Maritime Liens
    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
    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
    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
    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 long hours ...

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  • El Faro-Lives and Cargo Unnecessarily Lost, Pt. 2
    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 navigational aid and to warn boats ...

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  • El Faro-Lives and Cargo Unnecessarily Lost, Pt. 1
    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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