Category Archives: Admiralty-Maritime Law

Carnival Triumph Cancels Cruise Due to "Technical" Problems

The Carnival Triumph joined the club of cruise ships which have suffered propulsion problems this year. There have been fourteen such problems this year alone. The Triumph arrived late back at the port of New Orleans on Thursday due to what Carnival is calling "technical issues." Propulsion problems are reportedly affecting the maximum cruising speed of the Carnival cruise ship. Carnival notified its passengers (bottom) that the November 30th cruise was canceled because the cruise ship needed repairs. “We want to provide you with an update on your Carnival Triumph cruise for tomorrow. The ship is currently experiencing a technical issue, which is affecting the maximum cruising speed. Our team is in the process of completed the necessary work, however, it will not be completed in time to operate your cruise. Regrettably, it will be necessary to cancel tomorrow’s sailing.“  AIS sites show the Triumph in Mobile, Alabama, where the ship….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Is Cruise Ship Rape A Real Problem?

If you are preparing to depart on a cruise, you may be wondering if cruise ship rape and sexual assault are real problems? While these are certainly very real problems at sea, there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your traveling companions out of harm’s way. The post Is Cruise Ship Rape A Real Problem? appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Carnival Vista Caught Hiding Food and Galley Equipment in Crew Quarters, Flunks USPH Sanitation Inspection Along with Carnival Breeze

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally issued a report regarding the United States Public Health Inspection (USPH) inspection of the Carnival Vista which took place six weeks ago, on December 2, 2017.  The USPH sanitation inspection resulted in a failing score of only 79.  Any score of 85 or lower is a failing score according to the U.S. Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP). Most significantly, the sanitation inspectors found that the Carnival crew members were caught hiding perishable food and galley equipment in crew quarters. The report stated that "an organized effort was made to physically move several containers and trolleys of food equipment, utensils, spices, potentially hazardous food items, raw produce, and decorations to a crew cabin hallway and a crew cabin in order to avoid inspection by VSP staff." The USPH concluded that crew members moved trolleys filled with lexan boxes of perishable food and galley equipment in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Cocaine Bust in Falmouth, Jamaica – Norwegian Escape

Yesterday, the Jamaican police reportedly seized a pound of cocaine and arrested a man at the cruise port in Falmouth, Jamaica, according to the Jamaican Observer newspaper.  The Observer reported that around 4:30 on Monday, January 15, 2018, "security checks were being conducted on passengers and crew returning to a cruise ship that was docked at the pier when the man was searched and illicit drugs allegedly found in his possession." The newspaper did not mention the man's name nor specify whether he is a cruise passenger or a crew member. It identified him only as a a "St Lucian." Falmouth is one of the ports in the Caribbean where several passengers and crew members have been caught trying to smuggle cocaine into Florida on cruise ships which called on Falmouth and oth ports Jamaica. In the last several years, drugs busts occurred involving crew members on the Allure of the Seas and passengers from the Freedom of the Seas. ….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Two Recent Sexual Assaults Aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships Result in Lawsuits

At this point, you are likely aware of the fact that cruise ship rape and sexual assault are the most common crimes at sea. However, did you also know that many of these traumatic incidents involve minors? This is the sad and shocking truth you should know before you depart. There were recently two sexual assault cases filed against Norwegian Cruise Lines. The latest one involves an Iowa family who has sued Norwegian Cruise Line for negligence that they believe led to the sexual assault of their 12-year-old daughter last year. The post Two Recent Sexual Assaults Aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships Result in Lawsuits appeared first on LMAW, PA... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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