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Luxury Yacht Crashes and Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

According to Forbes, as of 2016 there were 4,476 superyachts in the world. These are defined as being at least 100 feet long. But these massive ships do not operate themselves. The vast majority of these vessels are operated year round, even at times when the owner may have no personal use for them…. Read More »

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Things to Ask Before You Take a Cruise Ship Job

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

You’ve been offered a job on a cruise line. Congratulations. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of the flexibility and adventure of a crew position aboard a cruise ship for years. Whether you are an engineer, navigation crew, or hospitality staff, cruise jobs can be fun. Of course, the industry has its share of dangers too. So,… Read More »

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Cruise Ship Liability for Dog Bites at Sea

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Each year, thousands of Americans are viciously attacked by dogs. For this reason, as well as a host of practical concerns, most cruise lines prohibit pets from coming aboard with their owners. Interestingly, due to disability laws, service animals are generally accepted on a lot of cruises. And while most service animals are incredibly… Read More »

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Miami Overboard Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

It’s boating season again in South Florida, and between small vessels and large cruise ships, the intercoastal waterways are filling up with Floridians and visitors looking to blow off steam and enjoy the beautiful weather. With the summer season quickly approaching, there will also be injuries. Some of the most serious injuries boaters and… Read More »

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Cruise Safety Tips

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Miami and the surrounding south Florida shipping ports are some of the busiest in the world for cruise lines. While enjoyable, cruises can also be a source of significant danger if you don’t know what precautions to take. An experienced maritime lawyer can help if you’ve been hurt on a cruise. But if you… Read More »

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Casino Boat Fire Claims Life a Life off the Coast of New Port Richey

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

When ships catch fire, it doesn’t matter how far they are from the coast. A boat of any size can become a deadly inferno quickly, and passengers often have nowhere to turn and nowhere to escape. This is unfortunately exactly what happened just a couple weeks ago right off the coast of New Port… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself After Sexual Assault on a Cruise Ship

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

If you are sexually assaulted, raped, or otherwise attacked in any way while on a cruise ship, pay close attention. You have specific rights, and what you do in the hours and days following your attack can make all the difference in convicting your attacker and possibly obtaining compensation for your injuries. Our experienced… Read More »

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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 »

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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 StatisticBrain.com. 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 »

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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 »

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