It’s been six years since I joined Twitter. Long ago, I wrote an article about how it came to be that I joined what at the time seemed like little more than a fad. Cruise Law Meets Twitter. Twitter is now clearly a monster in the world of social media with a value in the billions of dollars.
A newspaper in Malta reports that the Malta Police have issued what is described as an “European arrest warrant” for a Scottish man wanted for attempted rape after he assaulted a girl from England aboard the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship last summer.
The subject vessel was chartered to carry a cargo of oil from Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Lagos, Nigeria. Clause 46 of the charter (on an amended BPVOY3 form) incorporated the Hague-Visby Rules, which contain exemptions in respect of loss or damage arising or resulting from inter alia “act of public enemies”, “perils of the sea”, and “any other cause arising without the actual fault or privity of the carrier, or without the fault or neglect of the agents or servants of the carrier”.
Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Apply International Safety Management Code As Basis for Vessel Negligence
In John Horton v. Maersk Line, Limited, Case No. 14-14450 (11 Cir., 02/27/2015) the 11th Circuit issued an unpublished decision finding that the International Safety Management Code (the “Code”) did not create vessel duties to a longshoreman over and above that established in Scindia.
The United States Department of State just issued a warning to U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains “critically high.”
According to the SEC, Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain (below right) sold 87,488 shares of his RCL stock at an average price of $76.41, for a total value of $6,684,958.08.
After extensive negotiations, London brokers fixed a 10-year charterparty on behalf of their principals, the Charterers. The Charterers were named as a nominee with their performance guaranteed by the Defendant.
A newspaper in the Caribbean reports that Carnival’s Costa Fortuna cruise ship with over four thousand passengers and crew members is stuck the Road Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands since it arrived on the early morning of Sunday 2, 2015.
The U.S Department of State just released the The Bahamas 2015 Crime and Safety Report. Armed robberies, property theft, and purse snatchings remain the most common crimes perpetrated against tourists.