As a 100 ton boat captain I was training on a new job with a fast boat that holds 30 passengers. While training under the command of another captain at the helm. I was injured. I was also injured the day before due to safety issues below deck. Both injuries to my deck I informed my employer by... Read more »
answered on May 6, 2023
I'm sorry about your injuries. Yes, on your first question, it sounds like you would qualify for maintenance and cure. Those fast boats are usually domestically registered and do not operate under offshore flags. I can't be certain, based on the details of the post, but I would guess that... Read more »
Vessel was bought in the state of Florida and is staying in the state. I have heard you do not have to pay sales tax because it is a documented vessel and I have also heard that you do have to pay but only when you sell your vessel.
answered on May 23, 2022
What you have heard, when you think about it, doesn't quite make sense. You heard that YOU don't have to pay the tax, but one has to pay when one sells it; the answer would be one or the other. Review Florida Statute 212.05 (b). I don't see any exception for a "documented... Read more »
Our boat was in the yard for repair. We believe a product was placed in the tank to cause harm to us and the boat.
This is for a federal Jones Act case. The plaintiff ....
THe dismissal was 'dismissed without prejudice for lack of prosecution'. It didn't show up in the details
Editing this for more details... of course yes she has tried reaching out to other counsel but running... Read more »
answered on May 5, 2021
Under these circumstances, it sounds like she may have a good argument to get the dismissal vacated if the basis behind the dismissal is because of former counsel's inattention and not the individual personally. There is no black and white answer because it seems as if there are a lot of... Read more »
I own a commercial diving business that does underwater hull cleaning and yacht maintenance. I had a customer bring his boat to the marina where I am currently staying on my own boat. After I took care of his boat he didn't show up to pay me or get his boat at the time we agreed. Rather than... Read more »
answered on May 3, 2021
Only a Florida attorney could advise you on your specific question. But you posted under Admiralty/Maritime Law, and under U.S. maritime law, a remedy that is sometimes applied in settings where vessel interests owe money is a maritime lien. This comes up in ship mortgages, vessel collisions, crew... Read more »
I own 51% of a marine contracting company. The company owns several tug boats and other pieces of marine equipment.
Can I gift one of the tug boats to another company which I own 100% of. Once the transaction is complete, can I then lease the tugboat back to the original company which... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2021
You may do what you propose...but the proviso is that there are likely tax consequences to your proposal...You should be communicating with a tax specialist and/or accountant...
My injury case was onboard a cruise line ship and this case is on Brevard County Court.
For the new case I want to have for Malpractice occurred in Lantana, Lake Worth.
answered on Apr 20, 2021
There may be many reasons why you may not have received your settlement money including liens against the settlement money that still need to be resolved. Assuming there are no liens to be paid from the settlement money and that the settlement check was already received by your attorney and that... Read more »
answered on Nov 1, 2020
It isn't fully clear what is meant when you say this matter was maritime. If by "maritime" you mean it involved operating a vessel under the influence, it could be what many states call Boating While Intoxicated (or some jurisdictions use Boating While Ability Impaired, where there... Read more »
F.S. 328.17 non judicial sale of vessel.
In addition, there is no written lease involved After purchasing the boat from the boatyard.
answered on Sep 5, 2020
I don't see anything in Section 328.17 providing that "the selling price must at least be for 1/2 the value of the vessel". But if you want, look it up yourself at... Read more »
Moorish is the only citizen, not Americans
answered on Aug 10, 2020
This is posted under Admiralty/Maritime, but I am not able to cross-reference any federal maritime statutes under those letters and digits. If it is a case citation, one possibility is Moorish National Republic Federal Government #AA222141 et al v. US Department of State et al, US District Court... Read more »
answered on Jun 22, 2019
This question needs to be presented to a tax attorney - try to repost, adding Tax Law as a category.
Maritime law question....Could a ship flagged in a non-U.S. registered/flagged country (e.g. the Bahamas) have a doctor on board perform experimental procedures (say, for cancer) when in international waters that are not allowed in the U.S. ?
answered on Feb 22, 2019
Probably. What, if any connection does the doctor have with the U.S.?
One way cruise to Hawaii and a return say a week later on another cruise ship?
answered on Sep 9, 2018
As a general matter, I’m not aware of any maritime law provision that prohibits purchasing a one-way passage from one port to another on one vessel and then purchasing another one-way passage on a different vessel for a return trip. That is as a general matter. However, a person’s rights,... Read more »
I owned stock in a oil drilling company think it was ocean rig there was a bunch I would have to call fidelity to be 100% sure. Bought the stock800-900 shares for a buck each when oil tanked. They restructured right as oil bottomed out got out of anyone who had like less than 10000 shares and now... Read more »
answered on Jul 6, 2018
The court has the power to consider such repayment as you ask, but it is highly unlikely they would exercise it based on the above.
I was on a 7 day cruise from miami and I racked up a $6000 bill in the Casino, I was unable to pay so i Left the Ship at the jamaican port. The ship does not fly under a US Flag. Now the sheriff in miami is threatening me that he is going to get a warrant and arrest me. Is he just pulling my leg... Read more »
answered on Apr 26, 2018
Sheriffs usually don't run around making false threats without acting, but if he is for real - and not some rent a cop - you might respectfully ask him for his basis. . . . . We would need more information, i.e. did you destroy property or just drink to much?
Every attorney I have talked to has said "Oh, we don't practice that type of law." What type of practice will take a case against the city? I believe the case involves violations of state statutes and federal civil rights under color of law under 42 USC 1983.
answered on Apr 2, 2018
Go online and look for an attorney with experience handling civil rights claims.
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... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2018
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.
answered on Sep 16, 2017
You have the obligation to remove it. For specifics refer to your agreement with the marina.
answered on Jun 2, 2017
No, I believe you would file a claim in the country in which the ocean vessel (assuming there is a vessel involved) is registered.
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