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Jones Act: The Super Scoop, a floating platform with a bucket that removes silt from the ocean floor and dumps it onto adjacent scows, was a vessel for purposes of determining seaman status under the Jones Act since the definition of a "vessel" under sections 1 and 3 of the Revised Statutes of 1873 "includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of...
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The IMO International Maritime Law Institute is a world recognized centre for the training of specialists in international maritime law. Special emphasis is given to international regulations adopted by the International Maritime Organization. The Institute provides suitably qualified candidates, particularly from developing countries, with high-level facilities for advanced training, study and...
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This site discusses the ins and outs of maritime law and other legal topics. A statute of limitations is the time period in which an individual must file a claim in court. If the statute of limitations expires, or the individual waits longer than the statute of limitations allows, then the...
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Specializing in Maritime Defense, Corporate Litigation, Business Creation, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Protection, Employment Law, Family Law and Wills and Estate Planning Read More About Us.... Maritime Law Business Environmental Civil Litigation and Family Law.
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Hello all, and welcome to my site. If you are interested in Maritime Law, have questions about a case, or just want to see some links to my favorite maritime and pleasure boating sites, you have found the right place! You can read more about me by going to Who I Am and What I do. These are some...
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As the State of Florida is almost completely surrounded by water, it is not difficult to understand how the Law of the Sea collides with all types of litigation in Florida. Florida has more recreational boats and yachts registered than the other 50 states combined, and its seaports account for the largest tonnage of cargo and have more cruise ship passengers than any other state. Thus, whether...
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Many maritime and commercial fishing law issues involve complex legal and procedural considerations, and acting quickly is critical in protecting your rights and interests. Just some examples are United States Coast Guard matters, regulatory matters, fishing permits, marine insurance disputes, contracts, salvage, collisions, liens, injuries, wage claims, union issue, and shipyard claims. In all...
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This site deals with maritime law, admiralty law, shipping law, marine law, fisheries law, the law of marine insurance and the law of the sea, ships and shipping. It contains a large database of Canadian court decisions in these areas of law as well as commentaries and papers on various topics of maritime and fisheries law and links to relevant statutes and regulations. Welcome to...
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At Keane Law Group, we are Boston & New Bedford, MA trial attorneys. Our primary practice areas are admiralty, maritime law & personal injury. Whether you’ve been injured on the docks or while working on a ship in Boston or New Bedford, you need an aggressive attorney who will fight for your rights. Keane Law Group, P.C. will be there for you when you’re preparing to go to court. Brian Keane...
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Individuals and families that enjoy boating may have a ring of trusted professionals including wealth management advisors, accountants, estate planning attorneys, and so on. Well, if a large yacht is part of the equation, then we step in and "quarterback" a purchase transaction, new construction contract, or another type of maritime related issue while working with the owner's team to best...
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After miserably failing the December 2, 2017 sanitation inspection by the United States Public Health (USPH) last month, the USPH re-inspected the Carnival Vista today at the port of Miami. The Carnival cruise ship passed the re-inspection with a score of only 88, three points above the failing score of 85. The December 2nd sanitation inspection found that Carnival Vista crew members were...
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John Merriam is a former merchant seaman who has been practicing maritime law since 1982. Since 1996 his practice has been restricted to the representation of claimants for maritime wages and injury compensation exclusively. Learn more…. There are very few people I trust in this world but John Merriam is at the top of my list. He not only is a man of outstanding character and morals, he truly...
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About CMI. Establishment of national associations of maritime law and co-operation with other international maritime law organizations. The CMI holds a Conference every 3 – 4 years at which the work of International Working Groups and/or International Sub-Committees is debated and, if appropriate, concluded with a resolution at the plenary session at the end of the Conference. In between the...
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Farrell & Smith LLP ("FS") has accumulated 60 years of wisdom practicing law plus 70 years as USCG licensed mariners. Unique among New England law firms, we all know the ropes in the courtroom, on the water, and on the waterfront. Our energetic track record and firm commitment is to represent our clients with world-class legal skill, providing smart advice and effective action while keeping our...
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The International Maritime Group offers state-of-the-art legal services to the maritime, oil and gas, mining and international business communities of the Pacific Northwest. IMG is stacked with energetic litigators known for their judgment, business savvy and strategic advice. The team handles cross-border and domestic disputes of every kind across a diverse range of industries, including...
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In Annapolis, Maryland, Baylaw, LLC offers the finest legal representation in Maryland real estate law, riparian rights, waterfront and marine issues. “I just recently had a legal matter successfully resolved due to the knowledge and legal counsel of Mr. Schwenk. It was a very frustrating time for me and he went above and beyond to help me through this distressing time. Most important, we were...
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Understanding the unique legal needs of the maritime client is what this law firm is all about. This maritime experience combined with extensive litigation experience makes Fulweiler llc an effective law firm for obtaining favorable results for all of your maritime claims. Attorney Fulweiler holds a U.S. Coast Guard Masters License and is recognized by the Maritime Law Association as holding...
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