Category Archives: Admiralty-Maritime Law

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Malfunctioning Fin Stabilizers Allegedly Cause Cruise Ship to Tilt, Injuring Passengers

A federal lawsuit was filed against Carnival Cruise Line as three passengers claim they were injured when the Carnival Sunshine tilted for 60 seconds as it was leaving Port Canaveral in October 2018. The tilting action caused passengers, furniture and other items not bolted down to fall to the floor. Several passengers reported injuries, though mostly minor. Three passengers however, Susan and Charles Orgbon of Georgia and Alveta Jordan Armstrong of North Carolina, claimed more extensive injuries their spine, wrists and knees. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District of the Southern District of Florida, says the cruise line did not properly train its crew about maintaining the fin stabilizers. These stabilizers are important in that they help prevent up and down movement as the ship is sailing. The alleged negligence in training led directly to the tilting incident which led to the passenger injuries. More information can be found at MiamiHerald.com. Below is a video that….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Video of Young, Male Passenger Jumping Off Cruise Ship Making Rounds on Internet

Cruise Ship Life and other outlets are reporting that a passenger jumped from the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas ship as the vessel was in the Nassau, Bahamas port. The post Video of Young, Male Passenger Jumping Off Cruise Ship Making Rounds on Internet appeared first on ... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Celebrity Solstice Narrowly Misses Running Over 4 People in Small Boat

The New Zealand Herald reports that the Celebrity Solstice avoid a small inflatable boat that was carrying four passengers. The cruise ship came slow close that one cruise passenger described the near miss by saying, “they could almost touch the ship.” The incident occurred in the Tauranga Harbour on December 12. “The 122,000-tonne Celebrity Solstice had to urgently alter its course in a narrow shipping channel to avoid hitting the incapacitated boat, which had four people on board. A fisherman who raced in to tow the inflatable out of harm’s way said they had run out of fuel.” Larger vessels have a harder time changing course. The captain of the Celebrity Solstice sounded the horn and made an evasive maneuver to avoid a collision. The post Celebrity Solstice Narrowly Misses Running Over 4 People in Small Boat appeared first on ... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Inland Cruise Ship Taken to Sea, Runs Aground

This week, Filipino authorities have been monitoring an inland cruise ship that ran aground while traversing ocean waters. The post Inland Cruise Ship Taken to Sea, Runs Aground appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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42,000 Coast Guard Members Miss Paycheck

42,000 active-duty U.S. Coast Guard members have missed their first paycheck due to the government shutdown. Coast Guard members are continuing to work without pay on essential duties “that provide for national security or that protect life and property during partial government shutdowns,” such as securing U.S. ports and coastlines, search-and-rescue missions, and environmental events. Active-duty personnel who work in other branches of the military continue to receive pay as they are funded by the Department of Defense, which continues to receive funding during a partial government shutdown. However, the U.S. Coast Guard falls under Homeland Security, one of the nine departments affected by the shutdown. Others include the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, the Department of State, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Justice. The Environmental….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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