Dutch Harbor Clinic Denies T.V. Access

The Iliuliuk Family and Health Services clinic in Dutch Harbor has been caring for injured fishermen for decades. It is a beacon of compassion and competence in the North Pacific. It’s commitment to professionalism is reflected in its decision not to permit a T.V. show to invade the privacy of the clinic. The Deadliest Catch’s…

Written by Welcome on March 6, 2012

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COSTA CONCORDIA Passenger Claims

An article in the Miami Herald discussed lawsuits being instituted in behalf of passengers aboard the COSTA CONCORDIA. Two New York lawfirms claim to be representing “hundreds” of passengers. The shipowner has offerred 11,000 euros, or about $14,500, to settle claims by the 3,206 passengers who were not physically injured. It has been noted that…

Written by Welcome on March 6, 2012

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Forum Selection — A Way to Obstruct COSTA CONCORDIA Claims

Although the parent company of the owner of the stricken Costa Concordia is based in Miami, passengers who want to file a lawsuit in U.S. courts over the cruise ship disaster will encounter obstacles in the tickets issued by the cruise line. That’s because of fine print on the tickets purchased and signed by the…

Written by Welcome on March 3, 2012

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Marina Explosion Seriously Injures Boater

A boat exploded last night at the John Wayne Marina in Sequim, Washington, seriously injuring a man on board. The 40-foot boat blew up about 5:45 last night at the “C” dock in the marina. Fire District Three spokesman Patrick Young says the explosion was so large, boats within 75 yards were also damaged. One…

Written by Welcome on March 1, 2012

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Injured Alaskan Crewman Defeats Owner’s Limited Liability Claim

Injured Alaskan Crewman Defeats Owner’s Limited Liability Claim-In the Matter of the Complaint of Leo, LLC et al. v. Flora Under maritime law, vessel owners facing liability for an injured crewman can petition the court to limit their liability to the value of the vessel and pending freight. They make the request pursuant to the…

Written by Welcome on February 27, 2012

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Shipowner Fault in COSTA CONCORDIA Disaster

The London newspaper Guardian reported yesterday that Carnival Cruise Lines has opened talks on compensation with the survivors of last week’s shipwreck. One may assume that, in keeping with the practice of vessel owners and their underwriters in other shipwreck cases, Carnival is trying to settle quickly with claimants, before they retain lawyers to investigate…

Written by Welcome on January 20, 2012

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Italian Cruise Ship Tragedy

Rescue efforts aboard the sunken Costa Concordia luxury cruise liner off the coast of Tuscany were halted Monday morning when rough seas caused the ship to shift, endangering divers and rescue workers who have been searching around the clock for survivors. Hours before operations were suspended, a male victim was found in an above-water section…

Written by Welcome on January 17, 2012

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Carnival Cruise Stock Plummets in Wake of Italian Tragedy

More than £300m has been wiped off the paper fortune of the multibillionaire boss of the company that owned the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia. Micky Arison, the flamboyant chairman, chief executive and majority owner of Carnival, saw a large chunk of his $4.5bn (£2.9bn) holdings dissolve on Monday as the company’s shares lost almost…

Written by Welcome on January 17, 2012

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