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Maritime Law Of Salvage . . . What it takes to make a claim

You can lose faith sometimes, but don't lose faith in the maritime law of salvage. This is an awesome area of saltwater law and it'll have the crewmember and vessel owner making money for ...
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How to Lose a Salvage Award

A recent salvage case illustrates that all the pieces of the salvage puzzle have to fit together in order to qualify for an award. If you have any sea time, you could probably come up with the ...
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Will Salvage Award Flow From Newport, RI Sailing Vessel Running Aground In Maine?

Helped a yacht that's run aground? Given directions via the V.H.F. Marine Radio to a boater in distress in thick fog? Towed a boat with a mechanical issue into harbor? All of these instances might ...
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Helped a Boat? Don't Forget Your Salvage Award.

Salvage awards encourage volunteers to spring into action and save vessel and cargo from loss to marine perils. You don't need to be a 'professional' salvor to qualify for an award; the ...
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Three Things You Don't Know About Maritime Salvage Law

The law of maritime salvage has ancient roots. It's an elegant proposition designed to encourage the disinterested to spring into action to save vessels and cargo from loss to the sea. Still, ...
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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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Self-Help in the Maritime Law . . . a good idea?

Self-help. You hear references to this concept a lot in some circles. They're audio tapes, DVD's and online videos that promise to get you back on track, make money, lose weight, etc. But, ...
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The Hazards of Working at Sea

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Don't let anyone tell you that working on and around the water isn't dangerous. Case in point is the recent death of a Massachusetts lobsterman. Apparently he ...
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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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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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Salvage Awards Make Sense

Nothing is more frustrating than listening to someone that doesn't know what they're talking about. Whether it's your brother-in-law waxing on about a play action when it was bootleg, or, ...
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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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Fulweiler llc in Professional Mariner Magazine

Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Nice write-up about the law office by the good folks at Professional Mariner magazine. Give it a read by clicking HERE. --- Fulweiler llc 1-800-383-MAYDAY
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