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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

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

Coast Guard Rushes to Save Containership from Engine Fire in CA

Photo Courtesy of GCaptain and the U.S. Coast Guard On May 14th, 2021 the containership NYK Delphinus was traveling from the Fraser River in Canada at the Port of Vancouver to Oakland, California. This monster ship, measuring at 295 meters in length and 32 meters wide, was built in 2007 as a registered Liberian vessel…. Read More

Anderson, Carey, Williams, Neidzwski PLLC Ranks Amongst Expertise Top 21 Workers Comp Firms

Expertise.com has ranked Anderson, Carey, Williams, Neidzwski PLLC amongst the top 21 maintenance and cure law firms in Seattle, Washington. Expertise.com – a leading source of company listings and reviews – helps individuals connect with the best professionals in their area. From legal to home services, the Expertise mission is to make it easy for… Read More

At least 4 Dead After Suspected Smuggling Vessel Overturns in San Diego, CA

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesperson Monica Munoz told CNN they received reports of a smuggling vessel which overturned on May 3, 2021. The boat capsized near the Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma at approximately 10:27 a.m. James Gartland, lifeguard chief for San Diego, told reporters it appeared the boat hit the reef, broke up… Read More

U.S. Coast Guard Announces New Law Requiring Boat Engine Cut-off Switches

As of April 1, 2021, operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet long will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL), according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The ECOS and ECOSL devices prevent runaway vessels and the threats they pose. The ECOSL attaches the vessel operator to… Read More

Back-to-Back Offshore Medevacs on the West Coast

It was a busy weekend for the U.S. Coast Guard along the West Coast, including two medical evacuations from vessels underway offshore. First, on February 19, 2021, the Coast Guard responded to hails from the 10,000 TEU containership M/V HYUNDAI JUPITER 40 nautical miles to the west of San Luis Obispo, California.  A person aboard… Read More

Three Commercial Fishermen Rescued from Sinking Crab Boat in Northern California

At 1820 hours on Sunday, January 24, crab boat F/V SUNUP issued a distress call to the United States Coast Guard.  According to the crew, the vessel developed propulsion issues, lost control, and allided with the south jetty entering Humboldt Bay, California. Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay deployed a motor lifeboat and a helicopter to… Read More

Los Angeles: Busiest U.S. Port Had Fourth-Best Year In 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Los Angeles, which remains the U.S.’s busiest port, reported the fourth-best year on record in 2020. Specifically, the Port of Los Angeles handled 9.2 million 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs. As reported by the Port’s Executive Director, Gene Seroka, the Port’s container business was the “most erratic” seen… Read More

New Fire Safety Requirements for Small Passenger Vessels Included in the National Defense Authorization Act (FY2021)

In the wake of the deadly fire aboard D/V CONCEPTION in September 2019, lawmakers have advanced a new fire safety bill for small passenger vessels, the Small Passenger Vessel Safety Act.  The legislation was proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representatives Salud Carbajal and Julia Brownley.  It was rolled into the National Defense Authorization Act… 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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