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Busy Weekend of Cruise Ship News – Sept. 7 through Sept. 10

There’s never a dull day when following incidents, accident and other news related to the worldwide cruise ship industry. Here are just a few stories that were reported across the Internet from Sept. 7 through Sept. 10. Cruise Ship Passengers Paid for Bermuda, But Got Halifax CTVNews in Canada reports, “vacationers who packed bathing suits for Bermuda instead bundled in sweaters as their cruise ship docked in Halifax on Sunday morning, their travel plans derailed by a burgeoning hurricane. Norwegian Dawn, which has a guest capacity of 2,300, was originally supposed to spend seven days on a round trip from Boston to Bermuda, but it swept into Halifax on Sunday morning instead on its first stop in the Maritimes — an itinerary change thanks to hurricane Florence.” Man Found Dead After Falling Overboard from Cruise Ship WPRI.com reports in a video that a Massachusetts man went overboard from the Provincetown Ferry II, a party boat which generally sails in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Alaska Issues Air and Water Violations to Polluting Cruise Lines

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued air quality violations to eight cruise ships and water quality violations to nine cruise ships last week, according to the Juneau Empire. In an article by Kevin Gullufsen, the newspaper reported that four Holland America Line (HAL) cruise ships, two Princess Cruises ships, and one cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and one ship operated by Royal Caribbean violated Alaska’s air quality standards throughout the cruise season’s summer months (June-August). Alaska’s DEC cited HAL’s Eurodam, Westerdam, Amsterdam, and Nieuw Amsterdam; Princess’ Emerald Princess and Golden Princess; NCL’s Norwegian Jewel; and Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas (which was cited twice). Last year, the DEC determined that NCL’s Norwegian Jewel and HAL’s Amsterdam violated Alaska’s air standards. The violations reportedly could result in fines as high as….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The LHWCA’s §933(g) Requirement of Notification is to be Strictly Enforced

On September 11, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in the matter of McGill C. Parfait v. Director, OWCP, Performance Energy Services LLC and Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd., No. 16-60662, granted the respondents’ motion to dismiss Mr. McGill’s Petition for Review based upon the petitioner’s non-compliance with 33 USC § 933(g). In doing so, the Court noted that neither knowledge of a mediation taking place nor publication of a judgment satisfied the requirement to provide notice of a settlement and a judgment against joint tortfeasors that arose out of his work-related injury. The petitioner, McGill C. Parfait, was an employee of Performance Energy Services LLC (“employer”) who sustained injuries to his chest and back in an accident that occurred on June 30, 2013, while working for his employer on a site covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, 33 USC § 901 et. seq.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Ferry Passenger Falls Overboard and Dies After a Failed Rescue Attempt

On Saturday night, a 21-year old man fell overboard a Boston Harbor ferry and was found dead early the next morning. The post Ferry Passenger Falls Overboard and Dies After a Failed Rescue Attempt appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Oceana Insignia Docks in Portland, ME to Avoid Hurricane Florence

CentralMaine.com reports that, “a cruise ship originally bound for Bermuda briefly docked in Portland to avoid the oncoming Hurricane Florence, and more could arrive this week. The Oceania cruise ship Insignia made the unplanned stop Monday to steer clear of Florence, which is barreling toward the Carolinas and is expected to make landfall Thursday night.” Read the entire article here: Cruise ship bound for Bermuda docks in Portland to avoid Hurricane Florence: The city says more ships could dock in anticipation of the storm, which is headed for the Carolinas. See more Hurricane Florence updates here Weather.com and AccuWeather.com Video Credit: ABC 7 Chicago The post Oceana Insignia Docks in Portland, ME to Avoid Hurricane Florence appeared first on ... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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