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Congress Tackles Sexual Assault on Cruise Lines

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Congress is taking aim at increasing problems with cruise ship sexual assault, according to an article by the Miami New Times. Aiming to improve passenger safety on cruise lines, the Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA) also details specific regulations for sexual assault that occurs on cruise ships. The CPPA has bipartisan support in the… Read More »


Miami Cruise Line Sued for Jamaican Tour Bus Accident

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Passengers injured on a shore excursion in Jamaica are suing the Miami-based cruise line that organized the trip, according to an article by the Miami Herald. The passengers in question were on a five-day cruise from Port Everglades. The cruise featured a shore excursion in Jamaica, including stops at Dunn’s River Falls and Dolphin… Read More »


Liquefied Natural Gas Technology is Coming to JAXPORT

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A Jacksonville-based shipping company is rolling out a new line of ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to an article by American Shipper. With the arrival of new technology in the marine shipping world, there will be implications for seamen’s rights. But before we delve into the law, we need to explore… Read More »


Maritime Legal Battle Rages Over Florida Teenagers Lost at Sea

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

There is a legal battle brewing over two Florida teenagers who were lost at sea following a boat accident, according to an article by WPTV. After stormy conditions swept away the teenagers, the boat was eventually recovered in the Bahamas. But neither teenager’s body was ever recovered. The families of both teenagers are currently… Read More »


Accidents Resulting from Boating Under the Influence

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Nationally, fatalities caused by boaters under the influence have increased, causing needless tragedy and wreckage of families. In one heartbreaking example, five years ago, a New York mother lost her husband — and two young children lost their father — when he was killed by a drunk boater. For five years now, she says… Read More »


Illness Caused by Unsanitary Cruise Ship

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Many people save and plan for a cruise ship vacation for months or even years. While you may have looked forward to your cruise vacation during the dreary winter months back home and pinched pennies to make it happen, the same thing can happen on that exact cruise–penny pinching, only it is on the… Read More »


Where Does My Compensation Come From?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

It is no secret that injuries caused by jet skis, motor boats, fishing vessels, and other watercraft cost a lot. While it is crucial to work with an attorney when you get injured, there are certain limitations that must be accounted for, such as the negligent party’s insurance policy or the value of their… Read More »


Was the Operator Intoxicated?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A surprisingly high number of boating and water vessel accidents are caused by alcohol. Whether you were injured by a drunk jet ski driver, an intoxicated fishing boat captain, or a drunk cruise ship employee, your injuries may be compensable under a personal injury claim. Call a Miami maritime accident attorney to get started… Read More »


Jet Ski Accidents

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Jet Skis May be Smaller than a Motor Boat and Harder to See, But Have an Equal Right to the Water Just because your jet ski is smaller than a fishing vessel, motorboat, or yacht does not mean that you are invisible. Unfortunately, we hear, “I didn’t see him/her,” all the time from the… Read More »


Boating Fatalities Rise

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Recently, two people were killed in a boating accident off of Hollywood, according to CBS Miami. Rescue crews, responding to a distress call, arrived to find one person floating in the water who had already drowned. One more person was found dead, while one passenger survived the incident. Stories like this are all too… Read More »

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