Maritime Injury Study Aims to Reduce Unsafe Conditions Onboard Ships

Researchers have partnered together in a maritime injury project that aims to reduce unsafe conditions onboard ships.  The project is a partnership between the American Club, Lamar University and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).  Beginning in 2018, the project is a long-term initiative with the goal of developing recommendations for the maritime industry. The […]

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Cruise Line’s Appeal Backfires in Cruise Ship Fall Case

A federal appellate court has affirmed a $1.2 million jury award awarded to a woman who tripped over a bucket on a cruise ship and fell breaking her arm.  For the woman, it is the long-anticipated end of a long legal battle.  For other passengers on cruise ships, it could mean better methodology for litigating […]

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12,000 Crew Members Still on Cruise Ships Months after No Sail Order

Five months after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a no sail order due to COVID-19, around 12,000 crew members are still onboard cruise ships waiting to go home.  While this number is significantly better than the 70,000 crew members stuck on passenger ships in May, it is still a significant reason […]

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Crane Collapse Kills 11, Highlights Dangers for Maritime Workers

A crane collapse in Visakhapatnam, India highlights the dangers of working around cranes on ships and in shipyards.  For maritime workers, cranes are a common piece of equipment onboard ships, at jetty’s, and in shipyards.  When a malfunction or collapse occurs, it is common for maritime workers to suffer injuries, or even death. Crane Collapse […]

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