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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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