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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

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

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

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

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

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

Appellate Court Affirms $11 Million Award to Harbor Pilot

Captain Jay Rivera was a state-commissioned Branch Pilot for the Port Aransas Bar and Corpus Christi Bay. Marine pilots are required by law in most major seaports of the world for large commercial ships.  The primary role of a marine pilot is to safely navigate large vessels through narrow coastal areas using their extensive local knowledge… 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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