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Army Corps, Coast Guard hit with wrongful death suit over 2018 accident

The widow of a man killed in a boating accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a pair of federal agencies, claiming they failed to maintain safety measures that could have prevented the incident. Edward Barnett died in July 2018 after the

Army Corps, Coast Guard hit with wrongful death suit over 2018 accident2020-07-09T04:44:59-04:00

Man injured after falling off of boat in Pamlico Sound; brother charged with negligent operation of a motorboat

A northern Virginia man was seriously injured on Friday, June 19, after he was knocked overboard while riding on the bow of his brother’s boat in the Pamlico Sound off of Hatteras Island and was hit by the propeller. The Dare County Sheriff’s

Man injured after falling off of boat in Pamlico Sound; brother charged with negligent operation of a motorboat2020-06-22T03:59:37-04:00

Costa Cruise Line Faces Charges

It has been two weeks since the disastrous cruise ship accident that occurred off Giglio Island in Florence. Since then, there have been estimates of up to 16 casualties.  Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise-line owner, was sued for at least $100 million for its

Costa Cruise Line Faces Charges2012-01-30T09:34:21-04:00

History Repeats Itself: Italian Cruise Ship Follows In Titanic’s Wake

When the Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off Italy’s West Coast Friday night, it marked one of the most horrific ship accidents since Titanic in 1912. Captain Francesco Schettino has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of manslaughter after he allegedly steered the cruise

History Repeats Itself: Italian Cruise Ship Follows In Titanic’s Wake2012-01-24T10:44:45-04:00

Change the Death on High Seas Act

In 1920 Congress enacted the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) in an effort to provide a remedy for families who lost loved ones, particularly seamen, while engaged in maritime activity. Initially, the law covered various deaths occurring on the high seas on vessels

Change the Death on High Seas Act2010-07-20T11:32:53-04:00