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Maritime Law Case Study: The Santa Cruz Boat Fire

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34 people were pronounced dead after a fire ravaged a scuba dive boat off the California coast in the worst maritime disaster the state has ever seen. The 75-foot-long vessel that was christened Conception sank off Santa Cruz Island. It had 33 passengers on board and one crew member who were all asleep when the fire broke out on the …

What Is Maritime Law?

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International rules, governing the use of the seas and oceans, are known as Maritime Laws or the Law of the Sea. This area of law deals with a variety of factual scenarios. For instance, industrial accidents that result in the damage of vessels and cargo, seamen injuries, and hazardous chemical spills are all dealt with by maritime law. There are …