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…

Written by Welcome on November 3, 2021

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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…

Written by Welcome on October 8, 2021

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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…

Written by Welcome on July 22, 2021

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CDC Health Guidelines for Cruises Challenged by State of Florida

Major outbreaks on the Diamond Princess and other cruise liners in 2020 were our first glimpse into the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now been over a year since cruise ships have risen their anchors and those in the industry are eager to dip their toe back in. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Written by Welcome on July 1, 2021

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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…

Written by Welcome on June 17, 2021

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President Biden Signs Act to Restart Alaska Cruises from Seattle, WA

President Joe Biden signed into law the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act early Monday. This act will allow foreign-flagged cruise ships to operate cruises to Alaska in 2021. Elective representatives of the state proposed the act in March after Canada announced its ports would be closed to cruise ships until February 2022. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski…

Written by Welcome on May 25, 2021

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Seattle’s Pier 58 Collapses Leaving Two Workers Injured

Two workers were injured on Sunday afternoon when part of Seattle’s Pier 58 collapsed during ongoing construction. Seven people were removing a concrete section of the Pier when the collapse occurred.  Two men fell into the water during the collapse. The 50-year-old Pier was originally earmarked for renovation in 2022 as part of the Seattle…

Written by Welcome on September 15, 2020

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