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U.S. Coast Guard Rescues 3 Individuals and a Dog After Boat Sinks Off Lincoln City, OR

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 2 men, one woman, and a dog after the commercial fishing boat ‘Royal’ sank 45 miles off Lincoln City, OR, on Sunday afternoon. Watchstanders at Sector North Bend received a distress signal at 2 p.m. from an electronic position indicating radio beacon [EPIRB]. Coast Guard watchstanders issued an urgent marine… Read More

Coast Guard Rescues 4 After Fishing Vessel Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four stranded individuals Thursday after a fishing vessel ran aground near Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene just after midnight to find all four survivors huddled on a rock with the tide coming in. They were placed in the care of awaiting EMS. No injuries… Read More

Passenger Dies of COVID-19 Amid Outbreak on Carnival Cruise Ship

A 77-year-old woman passed away from COVID-19 on August 14th after testing positive on Carnival cruise to Belize. The death marks the first reported death of a passenger from the virus since cruises restarted in the Caribbean and the United States in June. “We are very sorry to hear about the death of a guest… Read More

Attorney Adam Deitz Included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United States

Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Adam Deitz has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United States (2022) for his professional excellence in personal injury litigation.  This award from Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years. Best Lawyers has been… Read More

Royal Caribbean Penalized For Missing Video In Death Suit

A Florida federal judge has penalized Royal Caribbean Cruises Lltd. for destroying surveillance footage in a wrongful death suit over a toddler’s fall out a window. Chloe Wiegand was only 18 months old when she fell to her death from the open window of the cruise ship stationed in Puerto Rico. In an order filed… Read More

Holland America Cruise Guests Tragically Killed in Alaskan Plane Crash

An unexpected tragedy killed five Holland America Line cruise ship passengers last Thursday August 5th. The passengers were from the Nieuw Amsterdam vessel and stopped in Ketchikan, Alaska so those on the ship could partake in various excursions including sightseeing. A very popular sightseeing aviation spot for the area is towards the Misty Fjords National… Read More

New Staten Island Ferry Named After Fallen Soldier Headed to NYC

SSG Michael H. Ollis, departed ESG’s facility in Port St. Joe last Friday, fully certified and passenger ready. The ship was constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, and it is the first of three new Ollis-class ferries for New York City’s Staten Island Ferry service. The Ollis boat is named after U.S. Army soldier Staff Sgt…. Read More

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

  • 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.
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    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.
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