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Chattanooga Tugboat Company Blames Fishermen for Fatal Accident

A tugboat company in Chattanooga, Tennessee, whose vessel was involved in a fatal tugboat accident earlier this year that killed two fishermen, has blamed the fishermen for their own deaths. The company, Serodino Inc. owned the tugboat that crashed into a boat containing the victims. There were three fishermen on the fishing vessel. On the

Maritime Lawyer Can Help Determine Jurisdiction For Maritime Claims

If you have been injured in a maritime accident or perhaps been the victim of a crime while on a cruise, the matter of which court has jurisdiction will be particularly important to you. Jurisdiction concerns which court or courts have authority to hear a criminal or civil case, and this can be quite complex

What kind of Damages are Available under DOHSA?

The Death on the High Seas Act is a set of maritime laws that provides compensation for family members of seamen killed in international waters. Under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), survivors of a seaman, who is killed at least three miles off US waters due to negligence, may be eligible for compensation. However,

Can Family Of Seamen File Wrongful Death Claims?

Families of seamen killed in the course of work may have legal recourse under U.S. maritime laws. The circumstances will determine which laws you are able to file claims under. If your loved one was killed at sea while working, an experienced maritime lawyer can help determine your rights and assist you in deciding whether

Man Dies Diving to Massachusetts Ship Wreck off of Dive Charter Vessel John Jack

A 27 year-old recreational diver went missing Sunday, July 24, 2011, off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.  The diver was part of a group aboard the dive charter vessel John Jack.  The dive group was exploring the wreckage of the Andrea Doria. The Andrea Doria lies in about 200 feet of water.  It is an Italian

NTSB Blames San Diego Boating Accident on Speeding, Lack of Oversight

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final findings after an investigation into the 2009 boating accident in the San Diego Bay that killed a young boy.  According to the report, the accident was the result of excessive speeds by the Coast Guard boat involved in the accident as well as lack of oversight by the

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