Yacht Sales & Offshore Closings

Yacht Sales & Offshore Closings

Vessel Documentation & Registration

Vessel Documentation & Registration Documentation of a vessel is a national form of registration. It dates back to the 11th Act of the First Congress and is one of the oldest functions of the U.S. Government. There are many reasons to document a...

Maritime Personal Injuries and Boating Accidents

Maritime Personal Injuries and Boating Accidents According to the 2008 Florida Boating Accident Statistical Report, Florida has the highest number of registered boating vessels in the United States. Florida also has the highest number of boating...

Cruise Ship Litigation

Cruise Ship Litigation Modern cruise vessels are best viewed as floating hotels that transport their guests from exotic port to exotic port where the passengers stay a few hours for shopping, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing and touring. The...

The Death on the High Seas Act

The Death on the High Seas Act When a seaman dies as a result of an employer's negligence or because of an unseaworthy vessel, the worker's family may file for benefits under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). The incident must occur on the...

Scuba & Diving Law

Scuba & Diving Laws All aspects of Maritime activities have their own special laws and Scuba and free diving are no exception. Besides the complexities of Maritime law and how these laws apply to divers, there are a number of other issues that...

Seaman's Claims and The Jones Act

Seaman's Claims and The Jones Act In 1920, the United States Congress passed the Jones Act which permitted a seamen injured in the course of his employment by the negligence of the ship owner, master, or fellow crew members to recover damages for...

The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Act

The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Act Modern cruise vessels are best viewed as floating hotels that transport their guests from exotic port to exotic port where the passengers stay a few hours for shopping, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing...

Limitation of Liability Actions

Maritime Laws Limitation of Liability Actions LOLA only permits boat owners to limit their liability for loss, damage, or injury if the act, damage or injury occurred without the owner's privity or knowledge or malfeasance and/or nonfeasance....

Maintenance and Cure

Maintenance and Cure Maintenance and Cure are both ancient maritime remedies for seamen who are injured while in the service of a ship or vessel and are owed to them under the law. "Maintenance" is a per diem payment intended as a living allowance....

Boating Citations

Boating Citations During the Lobster Mini Season of July 28 through August 1, 2003, the FWC documented 109 resource citations, 19 other citations, 87 Uniform Boating Citations, 356 boating safety warnings, 234 resource warnings, 27 other warnings,...

Personal Watercraft Law

Personal Watercraft Law Each person operating, riding on, or being towed behind a personal watercraft must wear an approved non-inflatable Type I, II, III, or V personal flotation device. Inflatable personal flotation devices are prohibited. The...

Salvage Resources

Salvage The concept of marine salvage has been recognized by the law since the times of Byzantine Empire. Unlike land based volunteer acts to save property, the person who saves property at sea is entitled to a reward which is generously computed...

Admiralty Jurisdiction

Admiralty Jurisdiction Independent Contractors with Seamen Status Illustrative of the unbroken line of federal cases holding that persons working on ships for independent contractors or persons rightfully transacting business on ships can recover...

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Maritime Laws

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery and Maritime Disasters "C/V HYUNDAI FORTUNE of fire in the Gulf of Aden. On the very day that the C/V HYUNDAI FORTUNE caught fire and exploded, the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit published its decision in a...