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Passengers Killed On Cruise Excursion; Claim May Be Subject To Admiralty Jurisdiction
  • By: Edward R. Petkevis, Esq.
  • Published: December 20, 2017

At least 12 people were killed and 18 others injured when a cruise excursion bus lost control and veered off a highway in Mexico. The passengers were from two Miami-based Royal Caribbean cruise ships, the Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas, A statement issued by Royal Caribbean said that 27 passengers from both cruise ships were on the bus…Read More

Neurovirus On Cruise Ship Ovation Of The Seas
  • By: Edward R. Petkevis, Esq.
  • Published: December 17, 2017

The neurovirus that sickened over 300 passengers on the Ovation of the Seas is, unfortunately, a common type of circumstance when you pack so many people in a confined space. Cruise lines certainly know of the risk of the potential spread of any type of contagion in the cruise ship environment, and must take extra precautions, and be more proactive,…Read More

Coast Guard Strains Credulity,
  • By: Edward R. Petkevis, Esq.
  • Published: November 29, 2017

I read a news story today that stated "In an effort to staunch the flow of cocaine and other hard drugs from South America to Central America and points north, Coast Guard cutters have been deployed farther and farther from the shore in the Pacific Ocean. When these cutters capture a boat carrying drugs, the smugglers are brought onto the…Read More

Puerto Rico And The Jones Act
  • By: Edward R. Petkevis, Esq.
  • Published: October 19, 2017

With the hurricane in Puerto Rico, the Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act of 1920) has received more press than normal. Briefly, the Jones Act was adopted to protect U.S. shipbuilders, sailors, and ship-owners. Part of its protection includes restrictions on cabotage, which is when a foreign vessel conducts a voyage between two ports in the United States (also known as the…Read More

The State Of Admiralty Today
  • By: Edward R. Petkevis, Esq.
  • Published: October 19, 2017

Welcome aboard my blog. I have started this as a service so that readers may better understand the field of admiralty law. It is my desire that this blog be topical, enlightening and informative. Topics of discussion will include current stories in the news, recent developments in admiralty law, and also happenings at Deep Water Law. Thank you for your interest. We look…Read More