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Feb

03

2015

Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger Off Carnival Magic Cruise Ship

KLFY News reports that a woman was medevaced from the Carnival Cruise Ship Magic by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday, Feb. 1. Reports indicate the passenger was a 51-year old woman who was experiencing respiratory problems and requested a medical evacuation. The incident occurred 184 miles off the Galveston, Texas coast. The woman was eventually taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch and was reported…

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Feb

03

2015

Cruise Ship Slip And Fall Injury Claim May Require Help From A Lawyer

  Slip and Fall Accident on a Cruise Vacation? With the average age of cruise ship passengers being over 50 years old, even seemingly small accidents can cause severe injury and pain. Especially slip and fall types of accidents where the resulting injury can range from small scrapes and bruises to more serious incidents – broken bones, concussions, internal bleeding or worse. — and no,…

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Jan

30

2015

Female Passenger Transported From Norwegian Gem With Medical Complications

Last evening (January 29, 2015) a woman traveling on the Norwegian Cruise Ship, Gem, was medevaced to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. According to a report on the WTKR.com website in Norfolk, the U.S. Coast Guard picked up the female passenger approximately 220 miles southeast of Portsmouth, Virginia. The medical emergency seems to have occurred due to complications with diabetes. View the airlift…

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Jan

27

2015

Disney Cruise Lines Facing Injury Claim from Longshoreman

Even Disney Cruise Lines is not immune to injury claims, this time from a longshoreman who was hurt while working to transfer cargo from the cruise ship to a tractor trailer. Here are more details as related in an article from the Southeast Texas Record, Southeast Texas’ Legal Journal… A longshoreman is suing over claims he was injured transferring cargo from a cruise ship. Daniel…

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Jan

26

2015

Quick Look at January 2015 Cruise Ship Accidents and Incidents

It’s been a busy January as the cruise ship industry has been dealing with accidents, incidents and other issues. First, some good news… A private plane flying to Hawaii ran out of fuel, the pilot ditched the plan and was then rescued by a Holland America cruise ship. From KCRA News in Tracy, California… Jan. 26… “The pilot of a single-engine airplane from Tracy ran…

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Jan

20

2015

Changes To Cruise Ship Crime And Accident Reporting Coming From Congress?

Are changes coming to the cruise line industry by federal mandate? We’re not sure yet, but according to The Hill which provides breaking news from Capitol Hill and Congress, the Coast Guard is considering new rules for investigating crimes on cruise ships. From a release in Friday, Jan. 15th issue of TheHill.com… Cruise ships would face new security protocols, such as informing passengers about crime…

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Jan

14

2015

Two Carnival Cruise Ship Passengers Missing in Jamaica?

Many details still unclear According to various reports, like this one from the Jamaica Observer, two men have gone missing in Jamaica after disembarking from a Carnival Cruise ship that had The men, 42-year-old Shelby Person and 45-year-old Tyrone Rideout, got off the Carnival Victory on January 12 in the port of Falmouth. Both are American citizens from Maryland. According to the article published on…

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Jan

13

2015

Injured? One Key Reason You Should Hire A Lawyer to Sue The Cruise Line For You

Injured on a cruise ship and considering whether to go it alone or whether to call an attorney for help? While there are many reasons to hire a cruise ship injury lawyer to represent your interests in a claim against the cruise line, here is one key reason. Attorneys understand how to properly file court documents and handle other legal procedures. If you’re not an…

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Jan

09

2015

Holland America Cruise Ship Rescues 8 Crewmembers From Sinking Vessel Near Aruba

News reports tell of the Holland America cruise ship Zuiderdam rescuing  crewmembers from a sinking vessel in the Caribbean waters near Oranjestad, Aruba on January 3. Per an article in MarineLink.com… At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard….

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Jan

09

2015

Find a Florida Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship – Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, etc. – and need to hire a lawyer to represent you against the cruise line, there are a 2 main places to start your search: 1 – do an online search for an attorney who specializes in cruise injury claims 2 – contact a local attorney (who likely does not) Finding a…

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