Here are some highlights of new Maritime and Longshore articles on the internet:
Check out Siobhan Morrissey’s article, For vacationers encountering trouble on cruise ships, U.S. laws may provide little help, which the American Bar Association published on the ABA Journal website. Using the Costa Concordia accident as a backdrop, the article discusses the legal rights of cruise ship vacationers. Also, the article discusses other potential problems haunting the cruise ship industry, such as serious crimes and illnesses.
Next, head over to the LexisNexis Workers Compensation Law community for Paul Howell’s article, Meddlin’ With Settlin’. This article addresses the requirements for a Longshore settlement…and the players who could stop a settlement dead in its tracks. Those players include the claimant, the employer and carrier, and the Director.
Finally, the New York Post’s website has a great article entitled, Britney Spears’ songs used to fight Somali pirates. No, really. My favorite quote comes from Second Officer Rachel Owens: “It’s so effective the ship’s security rarely needs to resort to firing guns.”