Category Archives: Admiralty-Maritime Law

Cruise Passenger Sues Celebrity for Severe Burns

This week, a 66-year-old cruise ship passenger sued Celebrity X Cruises for the severe burns he acquired on his feet while aboard a European cruise in 2014. The man, who suffered from pre-existing nerve damage, believes the ship could have done a better job of warning passengers as to the high temperatures of the deck. The post Cruise Passenger Sues Celebrity for Severe Burns appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Venezuelan drug smuggling – CTL and recovery for detention under Institute clauses

Navigators Insurance Company Limited v Atlasnavios-Navegacao LDA [2018] UKSC 26 In a decision handed down yesterday (22 May) the Supreme  Court  held that where a vessel was used by unknown third parties in an unsuccessful attempt to export cocaine from Venezuela (by strapping a parcel of drugs to the vessel underwater), leading to a detention of the vessel by Venezuelan authorities for more than 6 months, the Owners were not entitled to recover the vessel’s insured value from the vessel’s war risk insurers. The case turns on the wording of the Institute War Strikes Clauses Holds – Time, which provided, insofar as relevant: Clause 1: Perils  Subject always to the exclusions hereinafter referred to, this insurance covers loss of or damage to the vessel caused by …  1.2 capture seizure arrest restraint or detainment, and the consequences thereof or any attempt thereat.  1.5: any terrorist or any person acting maliciously or from….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Sanctions on Iran – The EU Response

Following President Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) and re-impose US sanctions (including secondary sanctions) against Iran, the European Union has chosen to signal its commitment to the continuation of the JCPOA. Readers will be aware that the US has indicated it will be re-imposing secondary sanctions on Iran over the course of the coming months, following two winding-down periods, the first of which ends in August this year, and the second of which ends in November. The European Commission has now begun the process of mobilising the EU blocking statute (EU Council Regulation No 2271/96), which was previously in play following US sanctions against Cuba. This statute is designed to limit the impact of the extra-territorial US sanctions in a number of ways. Central among these are provisions requiring EU persons not to comply with any restrictions provided under US secondary….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Passenger Missing from Carnival Paradise

A passenger has been reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship which sailed from Tampa to Key West, Florida. The United States Coast Guard is reporting that a 50 year old man may have gone overboard somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico after the ship sailed from Tampa heading for Key West. New accounts state that the Carnival Paradise notified the U.S. Coast guard around 10:00 A.M. this morning of the passenger's disappearance.      The Carnival ship is currently on a 6 day cruise which left from the port of Tampa yesterday, May 21st, around 4:00 P.M., heading to  Key West, Florida with an additional port in Cozumel, Mexico on May 24th, and a return to Tampa on May 26th. The ship was scheduled to arrive in Key West around 11:00 A.M. this morning.  The AIS data does not show that the Paradise turned around or otherwise changed direction indicating that it may have  conducted a search for the guest. One passenger on the ship tweeted….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Attorney Michael Winkleman Selected to Top 20 Under 40 List

In the professional world, awards season is underway. This is the time of year that many highly regarded organizations begin … The post Attorney Michael Winkleman Selected to Top 20 Under 40 List appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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