The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inspects cruise ships, in order to monitor outbreaks of gastrointestinal illnesses. At each inspection, the ship is given a 100 point scale. Anything below 85 is considered failing. Reports and scores are available to the public on the CDC website, be sure to inform yourself before booking your next cruise.

Sea Tow Foundations Is a website which focuses generally on issues concerning small or recreational boats, and includes a significant amount of information on small boat law and safety tips for boaters.

Boat Safe Is a website dedicated to informing you of all the boating laws, and maritime laws. A good one to peruse if you are a boater.

Filing a Lawsuit

If you have been injured in a boating accident and want to file a lawsuit for your injuries, here are some facts you should know.

  • You can file a lawsuit agains another party or parties if they are more at fault for your injuries than you are.
  • All personal injury cases depend on damages, liabilities and whether or not you can collect from the negligent party.
  • Whether or not you are entitles to compensation depends on the type of accident that caused the injury.
  • If you’ve been injured while working on a boat at sea you are entitled to compensation for your injuries under the Jones Act, and this includes damages for past and future wage loss, pain and suffering, and future medical treatment.
  • If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship you may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages, as all cruise ships have a responsibility to make sure that their passengers are free of unreasonable risk and danger.

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    All recreational boats must carry one wearable lifejacket for each person aboard. Boats 16ft and longer (except canoes & kayaks) must also carry one throwable lifejacket.

    Just Answer- Admiralty and Maritime If you have any questions that need a quick answer this website provides a 24 hour information service that you can turn to in case of a small emergency to which you need a legal answer to. There are experts on hand to answer your queries rapidly and help you with any problem at hand.