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Author: Keith Brais

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg Asks IMO to Focus on Sexual Assault at Sea

January 3, 2022 Cruise Ship Sexual Assault / Rape

During the International Maritime Organization (IMO) General Assembly meeting in London last December, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg raised an important issue: the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment at sea. Speaking on behalf of the United States, Secretary Buttigieg stated that, “[t]he U.S. will do our part to hasten the day that sexual assault and harassment find no safe harbor in the maritime industry,” and he encouraged the IMO to take action to protect offshore workers of […]

COVID-19 and the Cruise Line Industry

December 31, 2020 Coronavirus COVID-19

Cruising has long been a desirable and affordable mode of vacation for millions every year, however, following the COVID-19 pandemic cruising became a hotbed for infection. This article will discuss what happened to the cruise lines early in the pandemic, how the industry responded to the shut down, and where the future of cruising may be headed for the industry and passengers.
How did we get here?
Almost a year ago, December 2019, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19) is first […]

Thirteen People Injured in Boat Explosion in Fort Lauderdale

October 16, 2020 Boating Accident Injury & Death

A boat with 21 people on board exploded just before 2 p.m. on Thursday while on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, injuring 13 of the occupants. Several explosions were reported. The passengers sustained injuries ranging from first to third degree burns. Seven people were transported to Broward Health, including two in critical condition. 
At the time of the explosion, the boat was outbound on the New River headed toward the intercoastal. NBC 6 reports the boat was being used for […]