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RI DEM Announces Findings In Boating Collision/Sailor's Death

In August, 2019, a powerboat and small sailboat collided in the vicinity of the Newport Bridge in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management was tasked ...
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PRESS RELEASE -- Rhode Island Maritime Law Firm to Offer Free Wake-Hazard Education Seminar

PRESS RELEASE Rhode Island Maritime Law Firm to Offer Free Wake-Hazard Education Seminar NEWPORT, R.I. – September 30, 2019 – The legal team at Fulweiler llc (saltwaterlaw.com), a Rhode ...
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Maintenance & Cure

The obligation of maintenance is triggered when a seaman is disabled while in the service of the vessel no matter the cause. It's an obligation intended and enforced to protect the "poor and ...
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Maritime Lawyer Newport, RI - Sailor's Death Reported - New England 100 Regatta

Recent press reports describe the death of a 60 year old woman who was apparently thrown from her sailboat when it collided with a 25' powerboat. This is a tragic situation where a sailing event ...
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Dutra Group v. Batterton - SCOTUS Abandons the Maritime Worker

Despite being from a coastal state where the dangers maritime workers face every day should be well appreciated, Judge Samuel Alito wrote the U.S. Supreme Court's majority opinion refusing to ...
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Paper Charts. Do I need to carry a paper chart aboard if I have a chart plotter?

No paper charts. I was on a bridge the other day and was told: "Nope, no paper" in the rounded accent of a Romance language. "But why?" I asked. "Redundancy!" was the ...
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Admiralty Attorney John K. Fulweiler Featured on "Standing Before The Mast Podcast"

John K. Fulweiler, Jr. is an experienced maritime attorney and is recognized as a Proctor-In-Admiralty by the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has the helm of his own maritime law ...
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Maritime Attorney John K. Fulweiler In WorkBoat Magazine

Admiralty attorney John K. Fulweiler's specialized knowledge in maritime personal injury and maritime death claims is well known. He has been interviewed by the New York Times and made appearances ...
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A Maritime Lawyer Talks the Seaman's Protection Act

We used to send the newbies down the pier looking for bulkhead remover. It was a funny joke that never escalated beyond a collective laugh when the newbie returned swearing he'd looked all over ...
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Helping the Injured Maritime Worker - A Maritime Attorney Explains

Maritime injuries are different than injuries suffered ashore. Not only are they easier to suffer (think pitching vessels and saltwater-slick decks), but the remedies and processes to seek ...
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The Sailor and the Deposition - A Maritime Lawyer Explains

I took someone's deposition a month or so ago and they made some noise about knowing about me from my articles and it got me thinking that a prudent sailor should know a thing or two about ...
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Maritime Contracts Are Never Easy to Read - A Maritime Lawyer Explains

Let's face it; contracts are boring. There's no plot and they read like a confused sea. While you should always speak to your admiralty attorney, here are some common phrases and general ...
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From Ear to There: Common Maritime Misunderstandings

Whether on the dock or on the deck, there's always a lot of knowledge floating around. You likely give what the older guys or gals say more weight and maybe that's justified. As for me, I like ...
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Boating Injury & Admiralty Jurisdiction - A Maritime Lawyer Explains

Defense attorneys when trying to protect an insurer's deep pockets (or, okay, their client's deep pockets) will sometimes "remove" a case from state court to federal court. ...
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Dr. Seuss and the Crew Wage Lien - A Maritime Lawyer Explains

Crew member's claims for unpaid wages remind me of the Dr. Seuss line about how business has got to grow, "regardless of crummies in tummies, you know!" Somehow those rhymes neatly ...
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The Maritime Deposition - A Maritime Explains

I took someone's deposition a month or so ago and they made some noise about knowing about me from my articles and it got me thinking that a prudent sailor should know a thing or two about ...
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Drug Testing After A Serious Marine Incident - A Maritime Attorney Explains

Nothing is easy, right? Maybe the new hire just got popped for a DUI or maybe after the third trip up from the engine room, through the galley, over the rail and to the truck, you're trying to ...
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US Coast Guard Posts Amalgamated U.S. Inland and International Navigation Rules

Today, the U.S. Coast Guard published an amalgamated version of the U.S. Inland Navigation Rules and the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions as Sea, 1972. Prudent skippers know the ...
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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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The 2010 Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act

When you are injured aboard a cruise ship, you may feel like you don't have any rights. That's not the case. There are numerous federal statutes and extensive maritime case law pertaining to ...
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Able Bodied Seaman Awarded $638,603

If a vessel's crewmember is injured during his employment, he may be able to bring claims under the Jones Act for negligence or under general maritime law for unseaworthiness. It's ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Random Maritime Drug Testing - What you need to know

Each year, the U.S. Coast Guard publishes a notice reporting on the results of random drug testing for the previous calendar year's MIS data and the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug ...
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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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Commercial Fisherman Suffers Hand Injury - Maritime Law Remedies?

A commercial fisherman was recently airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard from a boat off Gloucester, MA as a result of a reported severe hand injury. While the circumstances are unknown, the fisherman is ...
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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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