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    • Falls Overboard on Cruise Ships

      This week, a 32 year woman fell overboard from the Carnival Ecstasy about 27 miles from Freeport Bahamas. This comes just 4 months after a 33 year old, Samantha Broberg, fell overboard from the ...

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    • Disney Cruise Ship Under Investigation After Stomach Flu Outbreak

      Officials from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are beginning an investigation into a stomach flu outbreak that occurred on a Disney cruise ship last week. Reports state that 131 ...

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    • Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Possibly Facing Legal Troubles

      In early February 2016, the Anthem of the Seas of Royal Caribbean’s fleet was slammed by 100 mile per hour winds and waves 30 feet tall after the cruise liner’s captain made the decision to sail right ...

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    • Disney Cruise Ship Under Investigation After Stomach Flu Outbreak

      Officials from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are beginning an investigation into a stomach flu outbreak that occurred on a Disney cruise ship last week. Reports state that 131 ...

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    • Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Possibly Facing Legal Troubles

      In early February 2016, the Anthem of the Seas of Royal Caribbean’s fleet was slammed by 100 mile per hour winds and waves 30 feet tall after the cruise liner’s captain made the decision to sail right ...

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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 navigational aid and to warn boats ...

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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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    • Connect with Michael C. Black, P.A.

      At Michael C. Black, P.A. , we know the value of an experienced lawyer, especially in admiralty and maritime law cases. We consider it an honor to claim more than 50 years of combined experience, and ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Falls Overboard on Cruise Ships

      This week, a 32 year woman fell overboard from the Carnival Ecstasy about 27 miles from Freeport Bahamas. This comes just 4 months after a 33 year old, Samantha Broberg, fell overboard from the ...

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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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • Falls Overboard on Cruise Ships

      This week, a 32 year woman fell overboard from the Carnival Ecstasy about 27 miles from Freeport Bahamas. This comes just 4 months after a 33 year old, Samantha Broberg, fell overboard from the ...

      Read More
    • 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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