Category Archives: Admiralty-Maritime Law

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Coast Guard Performs Double Medevac Rescue of Cruisers

Late last week, two cruise ship passengers were simultaneously medevaced to North Carolina by a Coast Guard helicopter crew. The post Coast Guard Performs Double Medevac Rescue of Cruisers appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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International Maritime Organization Reaches Deal to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

Shipping regulators have concluded on a plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions for ships. International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulators have agreed that the shipping industry should cut carbon emissions by a minimum of 50% by 2050 as part of the industry’s contribution to the Paris Agreement. There will also be a 40% improvement in ship efficiency by 2030 and a 50% to 70% improvement by 2050. In adopting this plan, the shipping industry will be able to phase out greenhouse gases and set a cap on emissions. Current estimates show that shipping contributes approximately 3% of global carbon emissions. While the international shipping community has agreed to begin the transition to a low-emissions future, it still needs to address how and when the regulations will actually start being implemented. The IMO will now have to start exploring options such as a carbon tax on fuel to promote more fuel-efficient ships and the use of alternative fuels. The….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Cruiser Sets Underwear Aflame in Holding Cell

Earlier this week, a drunken passenger aboard a Finnish cruise ship set his underwear on fire, exposing others to a risk of injury. The post Cruiser Sets Underwear Aflame in Holding Cell appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Carnival Cruise Ship Passengers Wade 6 Blocks in Floodwaters to Make Departure

Passengers in Galveston Texas who were looking to make their departure for a Labor Day Carnival Cruise vacation, were forced to wade through floodwaters – or miss their boat. According to KHOU 11 News, “Dozens of people were packed and ready to hop onboard a Carnival cruise ship but were forced to wade through floodwaters, walking blocks to get to the ship.” Buses that were scheduled to take passengers from a parking lot to the cruise terminal 6 blocks away were unable to make the trip due to flooding in the streets. Determined passengers, knowing about the wet slog, decided to make the 6 block walk themselves. Massive amounts of rain have been pelting the Gulf Coast of Texas as Hurrican Gordon approaches. See a Facebook Live feed of this coverage here: Read more coverage here: Newsweek: Galveston Flooding Strands Carnival Cruise Passengers CruiseRadio.Net: Texas Flooding Delays Carnival Cruise Ship The post Carnival Cruise Ship Passengers Wade 6 Blocks in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Tanker Attacked and Robbed by Pirates Off Guinea Coast

On Monday, a tanker off the coast of Guinea was attacked by pirates. Read on to learn more. The post Tanker Attacked and Robbed by Pirates Off Guinea Coast appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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