The maritime industry continues to evolve rapidly. From navigational electronics to hull designs and everything in between, vessels just keep changing. Mariner Law, PLLC tracks maritime news in real-time to understand trends in the sector and the potential impact on client cases. The firm also reports relevant updates in admiralty personal injury law.
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The Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Alert 04-22 reminding vessel owners that it is crucial to verify and correct the handholds for pilot ladder arrangements on commercial ships.
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis issued Marine Safety Alert 02-22 emphasizing the need to regularly check for toxic gas in commercial fishing vessel cargo holds.
A 32-foot commercial fishing vessel, WHITE SWAN III, sank off the coast of Oregon resulting in the tragic loss of mariners.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine results in death, vessel damage, and ever increasing threat of danger to merchant mariners stranded in the Black Sea.
The U.S. Coast Guard announced amended rules for fire extinguishers aboard recreational boats in October 2021. Those changes go into effect on April 20, 2022.
Mariner Law, PLLC's attorney Adam Deitz was recently featured in the Lawrina Legal Blog to answer the question: What does a maritime lawyer do?
The NTSB released a Final Report on the probable cause of the grounding and sinking of F/V TENACIOUS in Alaska. The captain fell asleep at the helm while on watch.
A commercial fisherman suffered severe arm injuries during a hatch accident in the Bering Sea. The Coast Guard was mobilized for emergency medical evacuation to Saint Paul.
Breaking News: The United States is set to create an Open Ship Registry through the U.S. Virgin Islands. Ships in the new registry will be subject to United States laws and protections. This is a developing story.
In preparation for the 8th Working Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping, the United States Coast Guard will be hosting a public, multi-day meeting to discuss maritime safety and security issues on Feb. 7-11, 2022. RSVP now!
Claims for the tragic deaths of four commercial fishermen lost at sea aboard F/V EMMY ROSE were collectively settled for $1 million. The cause of the sinking is still under investigation.
New York is taking steps to grow its wind energy portfolio in 2022. Building and operating offshore wind farms could stimulate the economy, but may also increase risk for maritime injuries.
Congratulations to Mr. Timothy Meyers who was selected for the prestigious 2021 Coast Guard Engineer of the Year Award. Many thanks to Mr. Meyers for his contribution to maritime safety last year.
Government agencies, including the U.S. CDC and Brazilian Anvisa, recommend avoiding cruise ships due to coronavirus concerns. Shipboard outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to cut short cruise schedules and delay passenger departures.
It may be winter, but it's still the right time to talk about recreational boating safety. The National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC) is scheduled to meet by teleconference on January 20, 2022. This meeting is open to the public. Check out the agenda.
Many unfortunate crewmember and passenger deaths and severe injuries likely could have been avoided on small passenger vessels (SPVs) with implementation of adequate fire safety rules. The Coast Guard is taking steps to increase fire safety on these federally regulated boats by implementing new rules.
It's Groundhog Day for cruise liners. COVID-19 outbreaks are causing ships to be turned away from destination ports. The C.D.C. is investigating the spread of illness aboard several ships.
Mariner Law, PLLC is pleased to report that Admiralty Attorney Adam Deitz was recognized for his professional excellence in personal injury litigation and included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2022).
The Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy of the United States Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-21 “Reporting Sexual Assaults on U.S. Vessels.” The guidance emphasizes that sexual assault on U.S.-flagged vessels is a crime that should be reported.
The National Academies formed a committee to consider DUKW tour boat safety issues and make recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard for implementation. The results are detailed in a 109-page report released to the public this month.