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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: My grandfather disappeared at sea while abord the S.S. Robert Luckenbach owned by the U.S.S. Luckenbach company. Help?

It was 1951 after leaving Panama. The Captain wrote a letter questioning his mental health to N.Y. before notifying the family of his disappearance. Would I have a case against U.S.S. Luckenbach steamship company?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 8, 2023

I'm sorry for the loss of your grandfather at sea. If there are any remedies available under South Carolina law, a local attorney would need to advise on those. But your question remains open for two weeks and you also posted under Admiralty/Maritime. Under U.S. maritime law, the Death on the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Every charge is assigned a dollar amount for bond, how do I find out what assigned amount is for legal cases
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 25, 2022

Admiralty/Maritime is included here, but a maritime connection is not clear, unless you mean a bond in connection with a proceeding for a ship or boat involving exoneration or limitation of liability. If this does not involve a vessel, it could be something closer to the criminal law section than... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for South Carolina on
Q: Is it legal for me to use an inflatable boat with paddles in a local lake without a boat license?

And if so are there any requirements I need to know about before going out?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 31, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter, states impose licensing or safety certifications when vessels are mechanically powered or for personal watercraft. But each state's requirements could be different, which is why... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Constitutional Law and Military Law for South Carolina on
Q: Are we in Admiralty law or common law. Cause our flags in our court room are gold fringed meaning Admiralty law
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 24, 2019

Courts today can apply elements of both types of law. It will come down to a matter of the type of case the court has subject matter jurisdiction over, so that if a federal district court is deemed to have admiralty jurisdiction over a matter, it will apply maritime law and the Federal Rules of... View More

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