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Florida State Politicians Tackle ‘Modern Day Piracy’ of Salvage Industry

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Two Florida state politicians have banded together to tackle a type of “modern day piracy” that occurs after certain boat accidents, according to a press release from The Florida Senate. The new bill promises to regulate the salvage industry and protect boat owners as well as the general public. State Senator Dana Young and… Read More »


The 5 Most Dangerous Parts of a Ship for Passengers

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Every year, over 20 million people take cruises, according to 2017 research by Destinations can range from nearby ports in the Caribbean to far away locales like Tahiti or even the Antarctic. If you stop and think about the fact that cruise ships transport thousands of tourists with no sailing experience or skills… Read More »


What Injured Yacht Workers Should Know About the Jones Act

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Yachts and private charter ship operations are big business in South Florida. In fact, there are many job search companies and websites that are devoted to helping people build their careers as crew members on yachts and private charters. Forbes reports that the yacht and super yacht industry is sustaining revenues in excess of… Read More »


Fighting for Compensation for Alcohol-Related Injuries on Cruise Ships

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Cruises are supposed to be fun. In fact, one of the biggest attractions is the prospect of decadent food, lavish state rooms, and well, alcohol. Just like any resort vacation, a lot of entertainment is built around an atmosphere and culture of alcohol. But what happens when cruise ship staff continue serving a person… Read More »


Top Five Cruise Ship Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

This year, thousands of Americans will board cruise ships in search of romantic, stress-free getaways. They will head to exotic ports, like the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America. Some head north for colder climates, like Alaska, while some will be heading to Greenland to view polar ice caps and arctic wildlife, before they disappear. … Read More »


Coalition of Marine Experts Finds Wreckage of ‘Chilean Titanic’

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Scientists have finally unraveled the mystery of  a 95-year-old boat accident that resulted in the death of approximately 400 people, according to an article by Fox News. Nicknamed the “Chilean Titanic,” the Itata set sail in August 1922 with approximately 400 passengers aboard.  After sailing,  the Itata got caught in a horrific storm and… Read More »


Salvage Numbers Continue to Climb After Hurricane Irma

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

After Hurricane Irma blasted its way through Florida, government officials and salvage crews have recovered approximately 1,500 vessels, according to an article by the Sun Sentinel. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that cleaning up boat accidents and damage after the hurricane has rung up $12.5 million in costs thus far. The final cost is… Read More »


The National Transportation Safety Board’s Safer Seas Digest

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a federal agency that investigates accidents within the major modes of transportation, including aviation, railroad, highway, pipeline and maritime accidents. After conducting a thorough investigation, the NTSB determines the likely cause of the accident. The NTSB also provides a recommendation for future safety and avoidance of similar… Read More »


Airboat Accident in Alligator-Ridden Area Results in Two Deaths

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A devastating airboat accident near Cocoa, Florida, resulted in injuries for two men and wrongful death of two others, according to an article by USA Today. The airboat capsized in dangerous waters with a lot of alligator activity. The airboat accident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the River… Read More »


Cruise Ship Buffet Infects 200 Passengers with Severe Gastrointestinal Sickness

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

There could be a deluge of passenger claims for a large cruise ship, after their bottomless buffet infected approximately 200 passengers with horrific bouts of vomiting and diarrhea, according to an article by FOX News. The cruise ship in question took approximately 6,000 passengers on a trip to Singapore. Approximately two weeks after leaving… Read More »

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