Monthly Archives: December 2011


Dec

26

2011

What are Common Slip and Fall Hazards on Cruise Ships?

Slip and fall accidents area a common occurrence on cruise ships. If you are a cruise ship passenger heading out of a Florida port – Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Cape Canaveral, Tampa or others – it’s important to be aware of the potential hazards before you even board the vessel. Wet decks are the main cause of these incidents. Whether as part of regular ship maintenance,…

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Dec

19

2011

Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act of 2010

When most people think of going on a luxury cruise, they have visions of starry nights on the deck, sipping a delicious cocktail, and listening to the waves as the vessel slices through them. The thought of having an accident or being the victim of a crime is most likely not a part of any discussion. But the truth is accidents and crimes do occur…

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Dec

12

2011

Got Sick on a Cruise? It May Have Been The Norovirus.

No one wants to get sick while on vacation, however, confined areas like cruise ships can be a dangerous breeding ground for germs. Contracted Norovirus or Gastroenteritis Aboard A Cruise Ship? One illness that seems to thrive on a cruise ship is norovirus. Norovirus is a disease that is caused by any one of a group of related viruses. Noroviruses are one of the world’s…

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Dec

05

2011

International Cruise Ship injuries

Cruise ships are governed by maritime law and under maritime law, a cruise ship is a territory of the country in which it is registered. The cruise line headquarters location is usually immaterial because most cruise ships that operate from American ports are actually registered in one of three countries: Panama, Liberia or the Bahamas. Cruise line companies use these countries because their laws are…

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