The 77- year-old F/V PACIFIC PRODUCER, which operates in the waters of the Pacific, has recently come under scrutiny due to numerous violations and safety issues. The 169-foot long vessel has been docked in Tacoma on the Foss Waterway since August of 2022, after smashing into a private pier. As concerns over the safety of
Dangers of Cold Water
The weather has turned warm, and in many places, high temperatures are breaking records. The air may be warm, but the water is still cold.
In Washington State, the average summer water temperature is just 55 degrees. This may not sound that cold, but it can be deadly. Warm air temperatures can create a false…
Disgraced Former Cyber Security Officer for City of Kissimmee Released On $25,000 Bond
The cruise passenger, Jeremy Froias, arrested by the FBI for installing a secret WiFi camera in the unisex public bathroom on the top deck of the Harmony of the Seas last week was released by a federal judge in San Juan Tuesday morning after his wife posted a $25,000 bond.
FBI: Cruise Guest Arrested For Using Hidden Camera in Public Bathroom on Harmony of the Seas To Videotape More Than 150 Individuals Including At Least 40 Minors
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested a cruise passenger last week after it was discovered that he installed a secret camera in a public bathroom on a cruise ship sailing from Miami on a cruise to the Caribbean.
An affidavit from a FBI agent verified that on April 29th, Jeremy Froias boarded the Royal…
MSC Seaside Flunks USPH Health Inspection With Score of 67
The MSC Seaside failed a recent health inspection conducted by inspectors at Port Canaveral with a score of just 67. Such a low score is virtually unheard of. There have been only three lower USPH inspection scores in the last twenty years, all involving smaller ships from lesser or hardly known cruise lines. A couple…
The Eternal Bliss – Court of Appeal has the final say
The question of whether demurrage liquidates all or just some of the damages arising from a charterer’s breach in failing to complete cargo operations within the laytime will no longer be decided by the UK Supreme Court following a commercial settlement. The parties have therefore consented to the appeal not proceeding.…
Cruise Executives Get Richer While the Cruise Industry Continues to Struggle
There were two news stories this past week which prove that the maxim “rich cruise tycoons get richer” remains true while the debt-strapped cruise industry continues to struggle. Business Insider reported that Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. CEO Jason Liberty collected $10,760,000 last year. Meanwhile, crew members on Royal Caribbean cruise ships made a median annual…
U.S. Legislation Advances Restricting Use of Foreign Vessels in U.S. Offshore Projects
On April 26, 2023, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee reported favorably H.R. 2741, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2023, including the two provisions which will have an effect on the ability of the United States to produce both oil and gas resources offshore and renewable energy offshore.On April 26, 2023, the U.S.…
Australian Passenger Goes Overboard from Quantum of the Seas Sailing from Brisbane to Honolulu
An Australian passenger has gone overboard from the Quantum of the Seas Wednesday night as the Royal Caribbean ship was sailing from Australia to Hawaii.
We first reported on the situation after reading about it in the popular cruise blog, Cruise Hive, yesterday afternoon.
Report of person overboard from @RoyalCaribbean Quantum of the Seas #cruise ship sailing from Brisbane to Honolulu https://t.co/0QZat8CaPX 🚢☠️🤐🤧 But no confirmation by Royal Caribbean whether whether passenger or crew member nor details re: gender, age or the circumstances.
— James (Jim) Walker (@CruiseLaw) April 26, 2023
The incident occurred around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday (Hawaii-Aleutian standard…
Now Available—Print Edition of MAINBRACE: March 2023
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