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Cruise Lines Navigate Complex Rules as Alaska Voyages Resume

The first Alaska cruise of the season set off on Monday on a 7-night voyage as Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. It’s a sight that the city of Seattle had not seen in a while, all due to a pandemic hiatus: vacationers wearing their extravagant Hawaiian shirts, bucket hats and sunglasses. “We’ve been waiting… Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Surgeon Over Vaccine Passport Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings sued Florida’s General Scott Rivkees over the state’s law prohibiting “vaccine passports,” on Tuesday. This term is used to refer to proof of vaccination for all travelers boarding cruise ships. The Florida state law banning vaccine passports went into effect on July 1 in an executive order outlined by Republican Governor Ron Desantis. The ban… Read More

Could Passengers of American Jazz Sue After Kentucky Grounding?

Last Wednesday, on July 7th, an American Cruise Lines river cruise ship known as American Jazz found itself run aground near Canton Kentucky. The vessel was carrying around 160 people and was grounded after straying from the main shipping channel. The ship then drifted into a sandbar and was planted there unable to move. The… Read More

CDC Health Guidelines for Cruises Challenged by State of Florida

Major outbreaks on the Diamond Princess and other cruise liners in 2020 were our first glimpse into the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now been over a year since cruise ships have risen their anchors and those in the industry are eager to dip their toe back in. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More

NTSB Determines Cause of Scandies Rose Sinking in Alaska

Photo was taken by Bret Newbaker of the Anchorage Daily News.  Commercial fishing has historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in America. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) supports this claim even further after they released their investigative reports into the 2019 loss of the fishing vessel known as Scandies Rose. The… Read More

Coast Guard Responds to Possible Terroristic Threat in Washington

It was early this Thursday when the Coast Guard received reports of a stolen vessel in Puget Sound, Washington. The report was from an employee of Argosy Cruises who contacted the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound at approximately 7:50 A.M. The vessel stolen was named Beaver and thankfully watchstanders immediately began to keep track of… Read More

Nicholas Neidzwski Named One of Top 40 National Civil Trial Lawyers in Washington

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Nicholas Neidzwski of has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Washington, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.  Membership in this exclusive organization is by… Read More

Why Float Plans Save Lives

With recreational boating season well underway, the attorneys at ACW&N want everyone to stay safe while enjoying the water.  A float plan is a great way for boaters to keep safe this summer. It’s always important to have a game plan when you’re operating a vessel out in the ocean, harbor, or sound. When an… Read More

Seastreak Ferry Runs Aground in NYC, 125 Passengers On Board

A ferry with 125 people on board ran aground Saturday afternoon in New York City. First responders, including law enforcement officers and the U.S. Coast Guard, rushed to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. According to FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Michael Gala, the vessel carried 118 passengers but thankfully, none were injured. One crew member… Read More

Maritime Injury Lawyers ACW&N Open New Manhattan Office in NY

The maritime and admiralty lawyers at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski are pleased to announce their newest office location in lower Manhattan.  For over 40 years, the firm has fought for the rights of men and women injured at sea utilizing their knowledge, skills, resources, and past experience.  Building on its deep roots along the U.S. West… Read More

  • The Maritime Law Association of The United States
    The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) was founded in 1899. Its formation was prompted by the organization, some three years earlier, of the International Maritime Committee.
  • Washington State Bar Association
    The Washington State Bar Association operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state's nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals.
  • Oregon State Bar
    The Oregon State Bar is a government agency in the U.S. state of Oregon. Founded in 1890 as the private Oregon Bar Association, it became a public entity in 1935 that regulates the legal profession.
  • Alaska Bar Association
    The Alaska Bar Association is a mandatory bar association responsible to the Alaska Supreme Court for the admission and discipline process of attorneys for the State of Alaska.