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    Admiralty Law is a distinct body of law governing navigation and shipping. The State of Florida is almost completely surrounded by water, so it is not difficult to understand that the Law of the Sea collides with all types of litigation in Florida. Florida has more recreational boats registered than the other 50 states combined, moreover, and its seaports account for the largest tonnage of cargo and have more cruise ship passengers than any other state. Thus, whether it is a passenger injured by the unseaworthy condition of a vessel, a recreational boat passenger injured when the boat’s operator is driving under the influence, or a vessel owner is being sued by seamen for injuries under the Jones Act, Florida’s courts are open to these claims. The law firm of Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo is attuned to the needs of all types of maritime clients. There are special laws which pertain to Admiralty and Maritime Casualties and sorting out and asserting the applicable laws is a very precise specialty in this very active venue. We have the experience and know how to protect and assert the proper remedy or defense as each case may require.