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Forty-Six Crewmembers abandon the Commercial Fishing Vessel ALASKA JURIS as the Vessel begins to sink on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the Bering Sea

The ALASKA JURIS, a factory trawler owned and operated by the Fishing Company of Alaska, began to sink in the Bering Sea on Tuesday, forcing the crew of 46 to don survival suits and abandon ship.  The Coast Guard says the ship had a problem in the engine room that led to flooding.  As the […]

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Top 6 Things For Seamen And Maritime Workers To Keep In Mind After Suffering An Injury

After an accident, your world can quickly turn upside down. With the stress of worrying about your injuries and your ability to work, you may inadvertently do something that can hurt your future legal case. There are actions and inactions that can impact your chances of receiving reasonable compensation for the losses caused by your […]

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Deceased Deckhand’s Jones Act And Unseaworthiness Claims Are Revived: New Jersey Superior Court Rules Summary Judgment Inappropriate In Case Of Disputed Exposure To Asbestos On Multiple Vessels

The Superior Court of New Jersey in Latter v. 3M Company, No. L-10370-08, 2015 WL 868048 (March 3, 2015) reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment against a deceased seaman, Mr. Henry Latter. Mr. Latter died from mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure which Mr. Latter alleged occurred in part while he was […]

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It’s Time For A Raise: Eastern District Of Louisiana Awards Maintenance Rate Of $40.00 Per Day Despite Seaman’s $23.33 Per Day In Actual Expenses

Without a showing of any fault, a shipowner under general maritime law has a duty to provide maintenance, cure, and unearned wages to a seaman who becomes ill or is injured while in the service of the ship.  Aguilar v. Standard Oil Co., 318 U.S. 724, 730-31 (1943).  “Maintenance” is traditionally defined as a “living […]

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Hurricane Sandy Buffets Cruise Ships

Hurricane Sandy, which is stirring up waves as large as 32 feet high according to buoy readings, is also giving a wild ride to passengers on at least five cruise ships. Captain Vito Giacalone of Carnival Cruise Lines told ABC News via telephone that the storm is getting intense. “We are navigating through some serious […]

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Fishing Vessel Towed Off Olympic Peninsula Rocks

The Coast Guard towed the 40-foot fishing vessel JAYDEN RAY and its crew to safety early this morning after she ran aground at LaPush, about 3 miles north of the mouth of the Quillayute River, on the Olympic Peninsula. The Coast Guard received a mayday call from the four-member crew of the JAYDEN RAY at […]

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Newtown, CT — “Sorry for Your Trouble”

This entry is posted in connection with the tragedy in the Connecticut elementary school last Friday. Nobel Prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney speaks to the sadness felt by the families in Connecticut and by all of us. MID-TERM BREAK I sat all morning in the college sick bay Counting bells knelling classes to a […]

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Nine Deaths in Chinese Shipwreck

Nine people have died and seven remain missing after a fishing boat sank off the coast of the northeastern Chinese seaport of Dalian, maritime authorities said. The boat with 17 people on board sank in the wee hours of Wednesday amid strong waves during an attempt to hook the boat to a larger vessel, the […]

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More Mayhem on Gulf Oil Rig

An explosion tore through an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last Friday, triggering a fire and injuring at least 11 people, authorities said. Rescue planes and helicopters are searching for at least two crew members who are still missing. The incident happened roughly 20 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, on […]

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