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What Happened to Disney Youth Counselor Rebecca Coriam on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship One Year Ago?
The following is a copy of a press release issued today regarding the disappearance of Rebecca Coriam: What Happened to Rebecca? One year ago tomorrow, twenty-four year old Rebecca Coriam disappeared from the Disney Wonder. Rebecca worked aboard the Wonder as a youth counselor. She was...
Washington State Court Rules On Punitive Damages In Maintenance and Cure Claim - Orders Icicle To Pay Injured Fisherman Over 2 Million Dollars
Beard Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP has established a landmark decision for an injured seaman before the Washington State Supreme Court. The ruling yesterday declares that there is no pre-established arbitrary cap on a seaman’s right to punitive damages for the...Beard Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP has...
Longshore Wonks - Take Heed. The Roberts v. Sea-Land case is hot off the press and the Supreme Court says, a claimant is "newly awarded compensation" when the claimant first becomes disabled and thereby becomes statutorily entitled to benefits, no... Longshore Wonks - Take Heed. The Roberts...
CNN iReport contains a first hand account from a passenger describing a collision between Silversea Cruises' Silver Shadow cruise ship and what is being described as a Vietnamese container ship near Halong bay, Vietnam. The report indicates damage to both the cruise ship and the container ship....
I have been out of town for the past week with my family on spring break vacation, returning last night to Miami. But I have been my usual self reading up on the latest cruise news. It seems that the cruise lines enjoyed a great time last week of self-generated good news. The Cruise Shipping...
It was the middle of the night when Columbia River Bar Capt. Debbie Dempsey fell overboard just west of the Columbia River Bar on March 5th. Capt. Dempsey had guided a grain ship over the treacherous bar and was climbing...It was the middle of the night when Columbia River Bar Capt. Debbie Dempsey...
I am out of town with my family on Spring Break for a couple of days. This morning I was on my computer reading the Twitter feed for Cruise Shipping Miami 2012. As all of you know, the Cruise Shipping Miami event (previously known a SeaTrade) is the annual event sponsored by the cruise...
Early Saturday morning an EPIRB signal set off a search for the Warrenton-based fishing vessel LADY CECILIA and its four member crew. Coast Guard helicopters located a debris field, oil slick, and life raft just north of the Columbia River,...Early Saturday morning an EPIRB signal set off a search...
The fishing vessel CHEVELLE collided with the jetty near Newport, Oregon on Friday and is reportedly breaking up in heavy weather. One witness described crab pots shifting on the vessel after it took a hard roll while crossing the bar....The fishing vessel CHEVELLE collided with the jetty near...
A crewman was washed overboard and presumed drowned from the 42-foot GLACIER SPIRIT on Friday. The accident happened near Sand Point, Alaska. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were reported to be 25 mph winds with 12-foot seas....A crewman was washed overboard and presumed drowned from...