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Maritime Accidents

Who Enforces International Maritime Law?

19.07.2017 in Maritime Accidents

When it comes to maritime law and policy, there can be some confusion on who enforces the rules and regulations regarding international maritime law. In United States waters, the U.S. Coastal Guard monitors all maritime issues. However, when it comes to international waters, who enforces…

Maritime Law vs. Law of the Sea

17.07.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law

Maritime law and the law of the sea have almost nothing to do with another, despite the proximity that their names imply. Maritime law is domestic, whereas the law of the sea is international. United States Maritime law deals with injuries and property damage that…

Maritime Towage Accidents

14.07.2017 in Maritime Accidents

Towing is one of the most common–and riskiest–maritime activities. Maritime towage accidents are frequent, as small but powerful tugboats move much larger ships in crowded harbors, tow oil platforms or barges laden with dangerous materials, and conduct risky salvage missions in the high seas. The…

Who is at Fault in a Maritime Collision?

07.07.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law

Determining who caused a maritime collision is quite a bit different than if you were dealing with an auto collision. The rules of the road are clear and generally known by everyone legally allowed to drive. The rules and reality of navigating water are different…

Small Boat Safety Tips

23.06.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law, Personal Injury

The sunshine-filled days of summer are perfect for relaxation on the water, but enjoying fun still, requires taking precautions. The following small boat safety tips can be the difference between life and death, so be certain to familiarize yourself with them to protect your family…