Experienced Maritime Attorneys BLOG

With the Potential to Predict Rogue Waves, Cruise Ships May Soon Have a Duty to Take Adequate Precautions

December 22, 2022

Most people had never heard of the phenomenon known as a rogue wave until one such wave made recent headlines by killing a passenger on a Viking cruise ship. The…

Women Working at Sea Face Special Challenges

December 14, 2022

While women used to be restricted to very specific jobs, today women can be found working in every industry. But in some fields, the number of females remains very limited…

Reckless Boating

Reckless Conduct & Aggravated Boating: MA Woman Charged with Felony

December 9, 2022

Last week a Massachusetts woman was arraigned in Hillsboro Superior Court on charges of felony reckless conduct and aggravated boating while intoxicated. This past summer, it is alleged that Pena…

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations in Report on SEACOR Power Disaster

December 6, 2022

Early in the afternoon on April 13, 2021, the Captain of the liftboat SEACOR Power made the fateful decision to set out from Port Fourchon, Louisiana toward an oil rig…

Another Sexual Assault Accusation: Story of Midshipman X Spawns New Allegations Against Others

November 29, 2022

Two more cadets from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy have come forward with stories of sexual assault at sea during their Sea Year Training. Coast Guard investigators found sufficient credibility…

Engine Room Fires Highlight the Need For Preventative Measures

November 22, 2022

Fire engulfed the wheelhouse of the F/V NOBSKA so quickly that the crew had no chance to broadcast a mayday call. Thankfully, a crewmember was able to activate the EPIRB…

Findings Show the Sinking of the Emmy Rose Could Have Been Prevented

November 15, 2022

When the groundfish trawler F/V EMMY ROSE headed for Gloucester on the night of November 22, 2020, the four members of the crew were giddy with laughter, excited to be…

Sinking of Tremont Highlights Need for Vigilance

Sinking of Tremont Highlights Need for Vigilance

November 7, 2022

The recent sinking of the commercial fishing vessel Tremont calls attention to some key issues mariners need to remain aware of. Tremont apparently collided with a container vessel, MSC Rita.…

Understanding and Preventing Propeller and Other Watercraft Injuries

July 18, 2022

Boat propellers and watersports accidents frequently cause horrific injuries. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the propeller on a typical recreational boat can inflict 160 impacts in one second. And…