The title would perhaps have been a bit too long, but really what I wish to discuss today is how the legal industry in conjunction with tourism and politics proves just how loudly money talks and with great authority too.
Make no mistake about it, owning your own boat is a very expensive exercise and one which is generally cash-negative. You just have a lot more expenses by way of maintenance and legal compliance than any money you could possibly bring in with your boat, not to mention the cost of burning through all the fuel a boat typically guzzles.
Consequently, I’ve conducted some research with regards to the maritime tourism industry, particularly that of operating something like a cruise line. There is a lot of money which passes through that industry and I cannot even begin to imagine how much fuel a cruise ship the size of a holiday resort burns through to power it tens of thousands of kilometres across the ocean!
That said however and to bring things back to my topic of how money talks, if you take a look at the typical laws surrounding immigration, customs and even criminal procedure, generally these tend to be relaxed a bit when it comes to the cruise liner corner of the tourism industry. This is not to say that you should view your next cruise as the perfect chance to engage in any criminal activity without fearing prosecution though. You will get prosecuted to the full extent of the law which has been assigned legal jurisdiction over the cruise ship you’re boarding.
However, taking into account something like the customs clearance procedures, the rules don’t seem to be as strict as they otherwise are when a cruise ship rolls into the port town it’s set to dock in. Fines which are otherwise strictly levied for biohazard violations and the likes tend to be issued only in severe cases which demonstrate repeat violations. Passengers who are allowed to dock on land sometimes also include those passengers which might have otherwise not qualified for a visa to visit the country which they’re otherwise visiting by sea, all of which are practices which are admittedly put into place as a result of the sheer amount of money cruise liners tend to pour into the economy!
So it’s perhaps a confluence of money affecting policies across politics, the legal field and the tourism sector, but this can work out well for ordinary citizens as well.
I mean how would you like to be represented by a top lawyer from a top law firm like Johnston, in the form of owner and managing director Marc A. Johnston? If for example the you docked in Oregon and the cruise ship company which organised your transport inland might be liable to pay you compensation for personal injury suffered, or indeed if you might have grounds to claim from the relevant liable sources, the manner in which the laws are structured around this industry are such that you can get such competent representation for free, through a free consultation.