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Jun

26

2015
9 Cruise Ship Passengers Dead After Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Alaska

9 Cruise Ship Passengers Dead After Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Alaska

9 passengers from the Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam were killed on Thursday, June 25 as the sightseeing plane they were traveling on crashed into an Alaska mountainside. View the video coverage from in Seattle. Read the full report here as well. Nine people were killed when a sightseeing float plane carrying eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot crashed against the granite rock…

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Jun

08

2015
Cruise Injury: Broken Pelvis, Caused By Malfunctioning Sliding Door

Cruise Injury: Broken Pelvis, Caused By Malfunctioning Sliding Door

A number of months ago, we received an inquiry through our website’s contact form from a passenger who had suffered a debilitating injury – a broken pelvis that was caused by a fall that occurred when an automatic sliding door malfunctioned. Sadly, this is not an uncommon injury. Cruise ship doors…a potential hazard It’s not unusual to be contacted by passengers who were injured by…

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Jun

03

2015
Image from CNN Video

More Cruise Ship Safety Problems, This Time in China

In the U.S. we hear about cruise ship accidents, mishaps and injuries on a regular basis. The news media are quick to pick up stories about injured passengers, norovirus accounts, safety issues and countless other problems related to the cruise lines and their ports of call. Quite often, those are singular accounts – a person goes overboard, a passenger is assaulted, etc. Sadly, there is…

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May

13

2015
Cruise Ship Crew Member Question: Assault in the Genital Area, Do I Have a Case to Sue?

Cruise Ship Crew Member Question: Assault in the Genital Area, Do I Have a Case to Sue?

Cruise Lawyer Question: I Was Assaulted in the Genitals, Can You Help? This was a relatively unusual inquiry we received recently. A crew member who was working an even was struck in the ‘genital area’ by a passenger. In the incident mentioned above, does the crew member have a case for filing an injury claim for his injury? The answer depends on the specific details…

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May

12

2015
Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help?

Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help?

Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help? This question came to use from a crew member who was being harassed by fellow crew members. Crew members work very hard to help the cruise lines run efficiently. Without their help, the cruise industry would not exist and it is the duty of the cruise lines who employ the crew members to…

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May

11

2015
What Were the Top 10 Cruise Ship (Problems) Deficiencies Issued in 2014 by the US Coast Guard?

What Were the Top 10 Cruise Ship (Problems) Deficiencies Issued in 2014 by the US Coast Guard?

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a list of the top 10 cruise ship deficiencies issued in 2014. A total of 329 deficiencies were issued. 1. Fire Screen Doors not Operating Properly (31 occurrences)  The most frequent deficiency was fire screen doors were not operating properly. Fire screen doors were found to have damage to the sequencing bars, damage to the doors themselves or pressure…

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May

08

2015
Cruise Ship Injury Claims: Not Easy to do Without Help

Cruise Ship Injury Claims: Not Easy to do Without Help

Were you injured on a cruise ship? If you were, dealing with the pain, frustration and hassle of it all is bad enough. But if you want to file a claim against the cruise line in order to seek compensation for your injuries…well…that can be difficult too. Filing injury claims is not a simple process, especially when passengers try to take it upon themselves to…

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May

08

2015
Star Princess Cruise Ship News: Dozens Quarantined With Norovirus Outbreak

Star Princess Cruise Ship News: Dozens Quarantined With Norovirus Outbreak

News reports like this one, say Princess Cruises, The Star Princess, is dealing with a new Nororvirus Outbreak. According to the report: Dozens of cruise ship passengers have been quarantined on Maui after a norovirus outbreak. The Star Princess is currently docked at Lahaina About 30 people are quarantined in their rooms Passengers are being checked at least twice a day U.S. Centers for Disease…

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Apr

27

2015
Cruise Ship Bookings Rise in 2015

Cruise Ship Bookings Rise in 2015

At Today.com, a report from April 24 states that bookings on cruise ships are on the rise. Cruise Lines International Association, the industry’s largest trade association, estimates that 23 million people will board ocean-bound cruise ships this year, an increase of 4.4 percent over last year. Some reasons for the increased bookings? Low gas prices Decent job numbers Increasing home equity An overall rebound in…

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Apr

21

2015
Ask A Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer: How Can You Help Me?

Ask A Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer: How Can You Help Me?

What many cruise ship accidents want to know when they first call our office is….”how can you help me?” Very simply, our lawyers help accident victims sue the cruise lines and get compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. We file your injury claims for you Filing an injury claim against a cruise line – whether Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and others…

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