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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Maritime Workers Continue to Struggle Amid COVID-19

The maritime industry is huge.  There are more than one million maritime workers working on 60,000 ships across the world.  These ships transport 80 percent of the world’s trade goods.  These goods include everything from cell phones to frozen meat, chemicals to automobiles. Sadly, many maritime workers are struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Workers in […]

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Burn Injuries from Volcano Eruption Lead to Lawsuit

Royal Caribbean and an excursion company are being sued by a Virginia couple who suffered extensive burn injuries during a volcano eruption in New Zealand.  According to the lawsuit, the couple was visiting White Island in New Zealand in 2019 as part of their honeymoon. The couple was with 45 other people who disembarked Royal […]

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Commercial Fishing Accident Kills Beloved Restaurant Owners

A commercial fishing accident in June 2020 claimed the lives of beloved restaurant owners in the area.  According to reports, the U.S. Coast Guard received a distress call from the fishing boat F/V Aquarius in the early morning hours of June 29.  The call stated that all members of the crabbing vessel were abandoning ship.  […]

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Fatal Elevator Accident Highlights Importance of Ship Safety Procedures

A fatal elevator accident on board a container ship highlights the importance of using proper ship safety procedures on vessels.  According to the Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB), a crew member was killed after being trapped between the elevator cage and a bulkhead.  It appears that proper safety procedures were not followed prior to this […]

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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean after Son’s Death

The family of a man who worked for Royal Caribbean has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the cruise industry giant.  In the lawsuit, the man’s parents claim that Royal Caribbean failed to test him for COVID-19 in a timely manner and failed to get him adequate medical attention.  Maritime Injury Guide’s coronavirus cruise ship […]

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Class Action Coronavirus Lawsuits May be Challenged by Ticket Language

Plaintiffs are asking for class action status for 98 lawsuits filed against Costa Cruise Lines, Inc.  The coronavirus lawsuits relate to how Costa handled the novel coronavirus COVID-19 while sailing.  In March 2020, two cruise ship passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez, on board the Costa Luminosa tested positive for coronavirus.  They report “frantically” asking the […]

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