By: Cosimo A. D'Aleo on October 2, 2019

Maritime industry hit a wave when the Bourbon Rhode, a tugboat that sank this past Thursday, had been traveling from the Canary Islands to Guyana. The boat was in journeying around 1,200 nm from Martinique on September 26th when it began taking on water. The vessel was a mere 60 nm from Hurricane Lo …

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By: Cosimo A. D'Aleo on September 23, 2019

Santa Barbara, California: Did you know that there are a multitude of causes which could deem a vessel to be unseaworthy?  Well, there are, and crewman Ryan Sims, who was working as a cook for just a mere three weeks on a vessel, recently filed suit against the boat owner for a harrowing fire he bar …

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By: Cosimo A. D'Aleo on September 9, 2019

Brunswick, Georgia: The Golden Ray, a massive cargo ship, capsized off of the Georgia coast late Sunday evening.  The Coast Guard began receiving distress calls around 2:00 a.m., regarding the 656 foot behemoth.  The vessel had just departed Cornel’s Island Terminal when it capsized. The Golden Ray, …

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By: Cosimo A. D'Aleo on September 3, 2019

Santa Barbara, California: Protection and safety measures on any vessels are of paramount importance; however, even when a vessel has been confirmed to have passed prior inspections how safe are you? Case in point is the Conception, a 75-foot commercial diving vessel, which caught fire over the Labo …

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By: Cosimo A. D'Aleo on May 14, 2019

Cruise Boat Lawyers: O’Bryan Law             You take off work, scheduling a relaxing seven-day trip on the Princess Cruises.  Sounds like the perfect getaway, doesn’t it?  Unfortunately that wasn’t so for at least four people yesterday.             Two floatplanes, which were carrying Princess Crui …

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By: 1-800-OBRYANS on January 4, 2019

Maritime Lawyer News: On Monday, another huge maritime accident hit the water. The SINCERITY ACE car carrier (a 650-foot car carrier with 21 crew members and 350 Nissan vehicles in transit), a vessel sailing under the Panama flag and owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha, caught fire in its trip from Japan to …

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By: 1-800-OBRYANS on December 20, 2018

What is the Jones Act? Otherwise known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act brought into maritime law new rules of liability never before applied under the general maritime law. Section 33 of the Merchant Marine Act of June 5, 1920 is the pertinent section, commonly called “the Jones Ac …

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By: Sean J. O'Bryan on October 10, 2018

In addition to the recent upward trend in the health of the United States economy comes an uptick in the sales of pleasure boats/recreational boats. And with a larger quantity of boats on the water, there is a larger aggregate for boat accidents. According to a new study from The Freedonia Group, a …

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By: Sean J. O'Bryan on August 17, 2018

It seems that the pleasure boat maritime industry has become safer! Fatal boat accidents nationwide have decreased according to the 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics, recently released by the U.S. Coast Guard. According to the report, in 2017, the nation witnessed 4,291 pleasure boat accidents th …

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