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How Did the United States Coast Guard Rescue 49 People From This Lost Yacht?

July 21, 2018

The Coast Guard recently discovered a yacht carrying 49 people on Lake Michigan without a properly functioning navigation system. The 56-foot motor boat named Serenity was found by the Coast…

Why Did the United States Coast Guard Terminate This Yacht Voyage?

July 14, 2018

One of the main reasons that there are various boating accidents during the summer is because one or both of the vessels involved in the accident was unsafe. All recreational…

Updates on M/V IYANOUGH Crash Lawsuit Regarding the Claimants’ Answer to the Petition

July 12, 2018

In June 2017, a high-speed passenger ferry named the M/V IYANOUGH crashed into a jetty in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Initially, it was reported that fifteen people suffered injuries. The ferry is…

What Are the New Inspection Agreements That Vessel Operators Must Now Agree to?

July 7, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard has recently issued a letter regarding the new Subchapter M for vessel inspections and new inspection agreements. They clearly state that “on July 20, 2018, vessel…

What Did the Coast Guard Find in Last Year’s Statistics Report for Recreational Boating?

June 21, 2018

On May 29, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) released a report that highlights statistics on recreational boating injuries and fatalities in 2017. Some of the statistics that were outlined…

How Should I Prepare for This Year’s Hurricane Season?

June 14, 2018

Each year, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) reminds the public how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November…

How to Protect Yourself from Cold-Water Exposure

June 7, 2018

Recreational water activities are particularly popular during the summer months, including paddle boarding, parasailing, kayaking and waterskiing. Unfortunately, warm weather during the summer doesn’t always mean there will be warm…

Who Is Liable If I’m Injured on a Cruise Ship?

May 21, 2018

If you are a passenger on a cruise ship and get injured, there will be a few things you will have to prove in order to determine liability. The number…

How Does Maintenance and Cure Relate to My Maritime Injury?

May 14, 2018

If you are a merchant seaman or commercial fisherman, you may have heard of the phrase maintenance and cure in relation to work injuries. Maintenance and cure are special benefits…