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Justices consider availability of punitive damages in maritime unseaworthiness case

SCOTUS weighs in on the availability of punitive damages based on alleged “unseaworthiness” of a vessel The few admiralty cases the Supreme Court hears often address common-law questions resembling those that normally arise on land and are generally within the province of state courts. These maritime adventures tend to involve a deep journey into relatively …

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Maritime Accidents Around The Globe

Chemical tanker Aquarius sank after explosion in Singapore Strait Following the accident six crew went missing. The exact details around the accident are unknown, as the shipowner and agent lost connection with the Indonesia tanker, loaded with fuel. The accident was immediately reported to Malaysian Maritime … Full details here Qatari Ship Accident Report Published The …

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Maritime accidents in the Arctic can lead to costly litigation

Two seamen missing after fishing ship El Fairell sank in collision with tanker Midvolga-2 off Barcelona The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene of the capsized Spanish fishing vessel were deployed Salvamento Mairitimo rescue boats, helicopters and ROV. The tanker resumed voyage to Alexandria, but was ordered to return Spain …

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Worker killed Friday in Gulf of Mexico drilling rig accident

Employee killed Friday in Gulf of Mexico drilling rig accident Oil production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico in June 2003. … Whistler’s chief operating officer, informed the Houston Chronicle the occurrence did not include … See all stories on this topic  Credit report: Casualty on Gulf platform The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is …

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