In Hawaii, coastal ocean waters and beaches are owned by the state. If a boat is legally anchored in a state owned harbor off the coast of a popular beach that has a major hotel nearby, and hotel employees come down to the waters edge on the beach and try to scare you away with a megaphone, then... View More
Need more info: were you employed on the boat and if so per contract? And if so, in what capacity, where you union etc? And does your contract have a forum selection and or arbitration clause? Or were you a passenger per cruise contract, if so what does it say?
I ended up having to go back to the ship to have my injury seen by a doctor. I only signed a document for treatment, I did not sign for the Medical Services Bill that state I will not hold them liable and that I will accept paying the bill. They are now trying to send me to collections. What can... View More
You most likely will need to sue them in Florida. Typically you must send them a Notice of Claim letter within 6 months of the incident and then file suit within one year of the incident. So best you consult with a Florida lawyer ASAP.
To answer the first part, international waters are the areas of the sea that are not under the jurisdiction of any country. So If you were a paying passenger on a cruise ship in such waters, look at your contract of carriage (ticket) and there should be a forum selection clause that tells you were...View More
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