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Coast Guard Aircrew Saves Man After Vessel Capsizes in Willapa Bay

A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two passengers early Friday morning, Nov. 5, from a capsized vessel in Willapa Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a call from Pacific County Sheriff at midnight stating that a 41-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy were on the boat when it capsized near Ellsworth… Read More

United States Coast Guard Rescues 3 People From Sinking Yacht

On November 1st, the United States Coast Guard rescued 3 individuals from a sinking 72-foot wooden motor yacht not too far from New Haven, Connecticut. The U.S. Coast Guard NYC and Tri-State area Twitter account, @USCG_Tri_State, posted updates on Monday afternoon. “No injuries were reported, but the cause of the flooding is currently unknown.” As… Read More

Fire Breaks Out On Cargo Ship After Shipping Containers Fall Overboard

The United States Coast Guard responded to a vessel that ignited a fire during heavy weather last Saturday. The ship, Zim Kingston, was at an anchorage at the port of Vancouver when a storm caused a severe list, causing the loss of 40 containers overboard. Zim has confirmed that most of the crew were evacuated… Read More

U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman in Heavy Weather off Dutch Harbor

On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from a fishing boat approximately 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Watchstanders in the 17th District command center in Juneau received the initial request for the medevac at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Commercial fishing vessel Patricia Lee made way towards Dutch Harbor at approximately 11:50 p.m…. Read More

International Shipping Giant Investigates Alleged Rape of 19-Year-Old Woman During Federal Training Program

International shipping giant Maersk has suspended a number of crew members after allegations were posted that a student was raped during a federal training program. The incident occurred in 2019. The woman was 19 years old at the time and competing what is known as a ‘Sea Year’ – a mandatory program in which students… Read More

Boatlaw Featured In FOX KTVU Article

A German ship is currently under investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard. Investigators say that the ship might have been involved in the pipeline leaks that fouled southern California beaches, killing wildlife and their habitats. Our very own maritime injury attorney Adam Deitz had a chance to add his input to the situation as he… Read More

Boating Safety Classes in Northern Puget Sound

While the 2021 recreational boating season is drawing to a close, it is important to remember that boating safety is a year-round pursuit.  Indeed, the off-season is a great time for new boaters to take a boating safety course with America’s Boating Club or the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  These boating classes often provide the knowledge needed… Read More

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

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    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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