Cruise ships are not something you expect to see in your back yard. A Florida couple had a terrifying experience last week, when they feared the Celebrity Equinox was headed straight for their living room.
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Last week, we reported on the case of a missing woman who, her husband claims, left their family cruise vacation in the Mediterranean, of her own accord. However, new developments indicate that she never used her key card to disembark.
Unfortunately, rape and sexual assault are among the most widely reported crimes aboard cruise ships. This month, our own Michael Winkleman was featured in several news publications regarding his most recent cruise rape case.
When traveling with loved ones, it’s important to keep tabs on everyone. This week, a Georgia man fell overboard the Carnival Elation. His wife reported him missing six hours later.
The Seabourn Encore cruise ship broke free from its moorings on Sunday and crashed into a nearby vessel, while in Timaru, New Zealand. Investigations are underway. No passengers were harmed, but it’s a good reminder to expect the unexpected.
Crewmembers are at just as much risk of injury aboard cruise ships. This week, a crewmember aboard the Emerald Princess was killed during a lifeboat reinflation. The case raises red flags as to whether proper procedures are in place to protect employees.
When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is the quality of the air you’re breathing. A recent study reveals that the air aboard cruise ships may be more dangerous than you originally thought.
Last year, four women were arrested for attempting to smuggle five kilograms of cocaine into the U.S. after a cruise to Jamaica. This week, the mastermind behind the plot plead guilty.
It can be tempting to feel that it’s your responsibility lay down the law. But, your desire for justice should never result in an assault on another person. A recent case reminds us of this.
Crewmember safety is an oft-overlooked aspect of cruise vacations. Unfortunately, we’ve seen many cases of cruise line negligence placing the lives of crewmembers in danger. A recent case out of New Zealand involving a crewmember who fractured her back, leaves us with more questions than answers.
For many people, embarking on a cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After all, cruise vacations are often quite lavish, and …
When you head out on your cruise, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared to face whatever happens. While you may have already packed the sunscreen, have you taken the steps to ensure you’ll be able to document any accidents or injures that take place? Our Cruise Ship Lawyer App can help with that. It’s like a lifeline at sea!
Bed bugs are a vacationer’s worst nightmare. Attorney Winkleman has stepped in to handle a lawsuit against the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, in which a woman asks the resort to take responsibility for the suffering inflicted upon her due to the bed bugs in her hotel room.
This week, a life raft fell from the side of Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas while in Charleston Harbor. Last year, a number of life raft incidents raised concerns about raft safety. This incident further highlights potential problems with these safety devices.
We are proud to announce that Jacqueline Garcell will represent the plaintiffs suing Royal Caribbean as a result of a deadly bus crash that took place in January. The Miami Herald shares Attorney Garcell’s perspective on the case.
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8 Steps to Take If You Are Injured or Assaulted on a Cruise Ship
- Immediately report, in writing, the incident to the security department on the ship.
- Document who you reported the accident or crime to, when you reported it and who was with you.
- Obtain a copy of your written report.
- Take photographs of the scene of the incident before it changes, if possible. Even if the scene has changed, take photographs.
- Write down the name, address, and telephone number of each person who was a witness to the incident.
- Visit the ship’s doctor to seek treatment for your injury.
- If necessary, visit a shore-based doctor at the next port of call.
- Contact an experienced maritime lawyer to discuss the incident as soon as possible.
When most people hear of an overboard accident on a cruise ship, they assume it was a passenger who fell. However, that is not always the case. As a recent story out of Texas reminds us, crewmembers are also at risk for disappearing at sea.Read More
When you go on a cruise, the last thing you want is a medical emergency. Unfortunately, in recent weeks, there has been an upswing in the number of medevac situations at sea. In this most recent case, a 58-year-old man was medevaced from Carnival Pride because he was having a heart attack.Read More
via: nbcmiami.com In an effort to prevent tragic drowning accidents across their fleet of ships, Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Wednesday ...Read More
As a maritime law firm, we are acutely aware of the various kinds of accidents and injuries that take place ...Read More
Via: miaminewtimes.com BY Jessica Lipscomb Two years ago, a 10-year-old from New York died in the swimming pool on the Norwegian ...Read More
via: foxnews.com By Sky McCarthy After several highly publicized drowning or near-drowning incidents aboard mega ocean liners, Norwegian will become ...Read More
via: miamiherald.com by CHABELI HERRERA After at least a dozen drownings or near drownings on cruise ship pools in the past several ...Read More
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend an entire cruise vacation at sea? The passengers aboard the Carnival Fantasy just found out, when a technical difficulty prevented the ship from reaching its destination of Cozumel, Mexico.Read More
When you embark on a cruise, you might not expect the Coast Guard’s services to be of paramount importance at all, let alone twice! Yet, that’s exactly what was necessary for the Grandeur of the Seas, when two men had to be medevaced to nearby hospitals, mere hours apart, for unrelated health emergencies.Read More