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Florida Injunction Puts Pressure on CDC to Restart the Cruise Ship Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately put a lot of industries in jeopardy thanks to the regulations set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cruise liner business is no exception. The industry is home to over five thousand jobs and creates millions of dollars in annual revenue each year. However, this… Read More

Biden Nominates First Female Vice Commandant for the U.S. Coast Guard

Photos courtesy of gCaptain.    On April 20th, 2021, President Biden made history by nominating Vice Admiral Linda L. Fagan as the Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. If she is sworn in, Vice Admiral Fagan would be the first female four-star admiral in the Coast Guard’s entire history. Until then, Vice Admiral Fagan… Read More

Fishing Vessel Ablaze in Port of Tacoma

A significant fire erupted aboard F/V ALEUTIAN FALCON in the Port of Tacoma overnight and into the morning of February 18, 2021.  The vessel is said to be 356 feet in length and docked at Pier 12.  It is operated by Trident Seafoods. Firefighters continued to fight the blaze throughout the morning.  Officials voiced concern… Read More

The Jones Act Receives Strong Support from the Biden Administration

On January 25, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order titled Strengthening ‘Buy American’ Provisions, Ensuring Future of America is Made in America by All of America’s Workers.  The Executive Order echoes President Biden’s strong support of the Jones Act, the 100-year-old law that requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on ships… Read More

The Battle Against the Coronavirus enters the Cruise Ship arena

People are panicking as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads globally, causing sinking markets, ending travel plans, canceling schools for children, and leaving employers to wonder how to make it more feasible for employees to work from home. Government officials worldwide have intensified their efforts to control the virus. Italy and Saudi Arabia enacted restrictions on travel,… Read More

Study Reveals Maritime Injuries Cost Industry More Than $85 Million Over Six Years

You’re out at sea, surrounded by pristine water as you hustle around the cruise ship’s freezer. You bend your knees and lift, retrieving the box of frozen crabs to be served to the hundreds of guests drinking and enjoying their vacation. But as you step out, you lose your balance and tumble to the floor…. Read More

Marineros Extranjeros Lesionados En Buques de EE.UU. Tienen Derechos

Marineros extranjeros lesionados en buques de bandera estadounidense o navío que extensivamente salen de los puertos estadounidenses, a menudo se les aconseja de no tomar acción legal en las cortes estadounidenses, cuando en realidad en estos tipos de casos el marinero extranjero frecuentemente tiene la protección marítima de la Ley Jones (Jones Act). La Corte… Read More

Foreign Seamen Injured On U.S. Vessels Have Legal Rights In United States Courts

Foreign seamen injured on U.S. flagged vessels or vessels operating extensively out of U.S. ports are too often dissuaded from pursuing an action in U.S. courts, when in such cases, the particular foreign seaman is often protected under the Jones Act and U.S. maritime law. The U.S. Supreme Court has articulated a two-prong test to… 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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