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Mr. America's Cup Meets Donald Trump - A Curious Story

If you are looking for a brief break from the world around you, navigate over to www.dennisconner.com. Yes, the famous sailor who lost and then won back the America's Cup has his own website. ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Issues 2017 Light List

Want to be a prudent mariner? The trick is not relying on one navigational tool alone. That is, the chart, navigational aids and the U.S. Coast Guard's recently released Light List should all be ...
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Seaman's Protection Act, 46 U.S.C. 2114

A lot of maritime attorneys like defending the big guys. They like defending the big cruise line, the big conglomerate and the big insurer. Sure, everyone needs a defense but I don’t have the ...
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Keeping Up With Piracy

A Taiwanese citizen sued the U.S.A. for killing her husband and sinking his fishing vessel in connection with a NATO counter-piracy initiative. That is, her husband was a hostage aboard his vessel ...
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First Responder Immunity & the DEEPWATER HORIZON

Sickened by dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon clean-up? A February 16th ruling from the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana probably just cut off your rights of recovery. In 32 ...
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Food Poisoning Aboard Ship - Speak to your admiralty attorney!

Reports are rolling in of a ship off the coast of Florida with a crew largely incapcitated by food poisoning. Apparently the ship sought the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard and 19 crewmembers were ...
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Admiralty Bar Loses Important Member in Death of William Tetley

Yesterday, the admiralty bar lost an interesting, hardworking and important contributor. William Tetley was an admiralty lawyer practicing in Canada, an academic, a politician and author of numerous ...
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Going Down to the Sea, but Not with the Ship!

The lore of a captain going down with the ship is well known, but what's the legal consequence? Are civil, criminal or professional penalties meted out to the ship's master who scoots clear ...
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NY Ferry Accident - A NY Maritime Attorney Responds

Ferries are commercial vessels, too. They suffer the same indignities as their workboat brethren and are largely treated by the maritime law like any other commercial vessel. No matter its stripes, ...
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RI Maritime Attorney Blogs About Fishing Law

In a somewhat recent maritime law decision, three fishermen set sail aboard a fishing boat. Apparently, there was no written agreement memorializing the terms of their maritime employment. It seemed ...
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Five Maritime Grins

Here, we keep it light with five maritime moments that get me grinning. 1. "Hop down to the engine room and get me a can of that bulkhead remover." I've seen this line executed well ...
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Five Ways to Get Sued

With fourteen years of legal seas under this hull, I've developed a sense as to some behaviors which I believe may invite lawsuits. These observations are personal to me and you may disagree. 1. ...
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Cargo Vessel Assists Yacht In Need

Quonset Point, RI. Today, reports are filtering out of a cargo ship that recently assisted a yacht reportedly with an ill crewmember. You can see a picture of what is believed to be the cargo ship by ...
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Five Ways to Lose a Maritime Lawsuit

Maritime cases are fragile things requiring attention and encouragement. There are many ways to lose an admiralty lawsuit because the voyage from that first client meeting to a safe harbor is long ...
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Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim

Somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line, a court recently dismissed a maritime personal injury claim. I read court decisions because they’re sort of like Coast Guard navigation circulars. ...
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There's A New Wind Scale In Town

What with Hurricane Sandy having come knocking earlier this Fall, it occurred to me that I ought to say a few words about the National Weather Service's new hurricane scale. This new scale is ...
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The Insurance Company Just Denied My Claim!

Buying a policy of marine insurance is about hedging against risk. You're paying some money up front to limit the possibility of a downstream event that may or may not occur. The boat might never ...
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What's This About Rules and Hurricanes?

Hurricanes tend to give rise to case law and in poking around I found just such an appellate decision from earlier this year. The issue that caught my eye related to the Pennsylvania Rule. Under this ...
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John K. Fulweiler, Esq. Highlighted in the "Providence Business News"

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The Providence Business News reported today that maritime attorney John K. Fulweiler, Esq. assumed the Chairmanship of the American Salvage Association's Membership ...
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You Won't Believe This New Waterways/Ports Funding Proposal

Okay, call us skeptical, but Senators Alexander and Graham seek bipartisan support of a new waterways funding plan that would: • Remove the requirement that Olmsted Lock and Dam be funded using ...
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That Maritime Attorney Watches What?!

I watch trials. Swing by my office sometime and I'll likely have a cross-examination or an opening statement streaming live on the flat screen. We pay a pretty penny for a subscription service ...
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The "Handy Shipping Guide" Reports on John K. Fulweiler

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The " Handy Shipping Guide " reported today that maritime attorney John K. Fulweiler, Esq. assumed the Chairmanship of the American Salvage Association's ...
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The Journal Of Commerce Reports on Mr. Fulweiler

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The weekly magazine "The Journal of Commerce" reported today on maritime attorney John K. Fulweiler, Esq. having assumed the Chairmanship of the American Salvage ...
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Three Reasons Not to Hire An Admiralty Attorney

Aug.14.2012 --- Quonset Point, Rhode Island Here’s three reasons to consider not hiring an admiralty attorney. First, you might consider not hiring an admiralty attorney, if you’re better ...
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Welcome Aboard!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our www.saltwaterlaw.com Blog. You can subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking here. Underway and making way. --- Fulweiler llc 1-800-383-MAYDAY
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