After a long, hard week of work in Manhattan, a weekend boating excursion is often in order. Yet what if you do not own a watercraft? Renting a sailboat, motorboat or Jet Ski is a popular option, yet what if you are involved in an accident when using such equipment? Who is going to help pay for or compensate you for any expenses that arise from such an incident? We here at Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP have seen enough of such scenarios to know that multiple options may be available to you.
Mooring lines play an essential role in securing vessels to docks. These lines sometimes snap due to repeated wear or misuse, which can lead to catastrophic results. In this case, Pacific Maritime Magazine describes a recent innovation that could possibly save the lives of maritime workers.
After her hand was crushed during a 2008 fire safety drill, a crewman sued Royal Caribbean International and won a $20.3 million verdict in June 2018. But the case isn’t as simple as that.
If you are employed as a maritime worker, you have most likely heard of SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx. This venerable institution has been training future maritime professionals for nearly a century and a half. They offer students undergraduate and graduate programs in several forms of marine engineering, maritime transportation and marine environmental science.
In the commercial fishing industry, workers perform a number of roles and those who make a living in this industry know that job responsibilities can be very demanding. Those who are employed on a fish processing vessel, for example, may be hurt on the job in a variety of ways. Furthermore, the consequences of these injuries can shatter someone's life in many ways as well. Aside from the financial repercussions, emotional trauma, lifelong disabilities and finding a new career are some other hardships people go through. Moreover, it is especially upsetting to know that some of these incidents were caused by another person's negligent act.