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Oct

10

2011

Get Legal Help for Sexual Assault on Cruise Ship

Nearly 60 percent of sexual assault victims never report the incident to the authorities, according to annual statistics reported by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (http://www.rainn.org/statistics). Every two minutes a person succumbs to this form of victimization on land and sexual assault on cruise ships is no exception. However, the exact amount of incidence at sea is not reported nearly enough by cruise…

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Sep

19

2011

Fire Safety on Cruise Ships

A fire is a scary danger. A fire aboard a cruise ship is even scarier. The recent fire aboard the cruise ship Hurtigruten’s MS Nordlys reminds everyone that no one is immune to the potential danger of fire. However, with proper precautions and safety measures the danger can be greatly minimized. Early during the morning of September 15, 2011, a fire broke out on the…

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Aug

29

2011

What is a Cruise Line Liable for When You’re Injured?

A dream vacation can be wrecked very quickly. One of the common causes of this is an injury, or even a death. Although modern cruise ships are very safe, accidents do happen. For example, both passengers and crew members have been known to disappear, with the most likely cause of such being the person going overboard without witnesses. Turbulent seas can also cause cruise ship…

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Aug

15

2011
Which Cruise Line Has The Highest Safety Rating?

Which Cruise Line Has The Highest Safety Rating?

This Blog Post updated Dec. 22, 2017 Scared to take a cruise or go on a cruise sponsored excursion? You’re not the only one! Cruise ships are the image of luxury. When these monumental vessels rest in the water, they become symbols of effortless travel and festive activities. What many passengers fail to think about when they step aboard their cruise ship, however, is their…

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Aug

01

2011

How To File Suit Against A Cruise Line

Taking a cruise is supposed to be a fun and relaxing way to vacation. You can find great deals and go with friends or family. These cruises can take you on trips all around the world. Cruises that originate in the U.S. alone accommodate more than 5 million people every year. Cruise lines have very strict maritime laws to abide by in order to provide…

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Jul

25

2011

Cruise Safety Tips

Cruise ships offer a number of great opportunities for vacation fun. Passengers can sail the world with their closest friends and family members, and visit an array of exotic locales that they would normally not have the opportunity to see. With fun comes safety, however, and by following some basic guidelines travelers can complete their trips without harm. Cruise safety generally is concerned with keeping…

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Jul

18

2011

What Are Cruise Ship Tender Accidents?

A tender is a small water vessel that transports passengers from a larger boat, such as a cruise ship for example, to shore when the boat is unable to get all the way into port. Though usually this goes safely, accidents are possible during this process. Speaking specifically of cruise ships, the cruise line has a responsibility for providing safe passage from their ships to…

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Jul

11

2011

An Experienced Boat Gangway Accident Attorney

A boat gangway accident can be financially and physically devastating. If you’ve been injured in a boat gangway accident, you should know that the ship owner’s legal responsibility for a crew extends to the dockside and gangway. Many serious injuries can occur on a gangway including slip and fall accidents and injuries from nearby cargo. Crew members injured on gangways have a legal right to…

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Jul

04

2011

Physical and/or Sexual Assaults by Crew Members Upon Passengers

Cruise lines advertise their floating cities as a place where people can go to forget all their cares. “Relax completely,” Princess urges its passengers, while Carnival’s motto is “Fun for All. All for Fun.” Underneath the promises of carefree sightseeing, fun, food, and entertainment, though, lurks a real danger. Some passengers will be physically and/or sexually assaulted by crew members on their adventures of a…

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Jun

27

2011

Recreational Boating Cases

Boating is one of the most popular pastimes. All around the world, people take their ski boats, sail boats and yachts out to enjoy the sun, water and camaraderie. But if not respected, boating can become a dangerous hobby. More than 10 million personal watercraft are registered in the United States alone. Every year, there are nearly 7,000 boating accidents, half of which lead to…

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