September 2011 Archives

September 19, 2011

The Coast Guard Medevaced a Passenger Off the Carnival Miracle Cruise Ship

Carnival Cruise reports the Coast Guard medevaced a passenger off the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Miracle to Norfold Sentara General Hospital. Carnival crew aboard the Miracle contacted Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders at approximately 6 a.m. and stated there was a 74-year-old male aboard experiencing breathing problems in need of a medevac.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center launched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to perform the medevac.

The helicopter crew transfered the passenger and the ship's physician to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. The passenger's consition is unknown at this time.

Brais & Brais is a maritime law firm specializing in cruise passenger injury, accident and illness claim. If you feel that you are a victim of a cruise line's negligence and wish to learn more about your legal rights, feel free to contact our Florida Board Certified Admiralty & Maritime Attorneys.

September 12, 2011

Florida Boy Injured in a Personal Watercraft Accident

The Palm Beach Post reports an 11-year-old boy injured his shoulder when the personal watercraft he was operating struck a dock on September 11th. The boy was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

The owner of the personal watercraft, John Pajares, 49, of Lake Clarke Shores, Florida, was cited for allowing the boy to operate the craft. Florida law requires personal watercraft operators to be at least 14 years old. Authorities also cited the boy for being too young to operate a personal watercraft and for failure to have completed a boating safety course. Completing an approved boating safety course is required for anyone 21 years old or younger who is operating a boat with 10 horsepower or more in Florida.

The law firm of Brais & Brais regularly handles Florida personal watercraft and jet ski injury cases. If you or a loved one was injured in a personal watercraft or jet ski accidents and would like to know your legal rights, please contact our Florida Board Certified Maritime Attorneys.