Sue if by Land, Screwed if by Sea

It’s interesting sometimes what flies under the radar. Take this maritime law that is thrust to the fore with the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster. A 90 year old law lets BP off the hook for the people who were killed because the rig is considered an ocean going vessel and was more than 3 miles offshore. Why is this law still on the books? Because the cruise industry vigorously supports it! It allows them to ‘police themselves’ when anything happens at sea and severly limits their liability. They really want you to have a good time but if anything unfortunate should happen while at sea…tough luck!

This maritime law is debris
But the cruise lines love what they see.
If they screw you on land
You can sue out of hand
But their safe if they screw you at sea.

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