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October 13, 2017

Injured Seamen

Accidents happen. When they do, laws are in place to provide coverage to the injured party, provided that the injured party satisfies the legal criteria of […]
October 6, 2017

Guns on the Open Water

News reports of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas have definitely triggered the renewal of the gun control debate. Those supporting gun control measures will point […]
September 29, 2017

New Rules for Cargo Carriers

Transporting cargo across the sea is big business. As a result, a number of members of the United Nations have proposed revised rules to streamline the […]
September 22, 2017

Liability Legislation

The energy industry is huge. In particular, the oil sector is one of the largest in the world, with an estimated 82 million barrels of oil […]
September 11, 2017

Maritime Piracy

A ship is like an island. When a ship is out at sea, there are limitations with respect to protecting the ship. There are often few […]
September 8, 2017

Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Like every industry, the maritime industry is strongly governed by antitrust laws. In theory, antitrust laws act to level the playing field and keep open competition […]
September 1, 2017

Capital Construction Funds

The United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration, or MARAD, states on its website that “[t]he Capital Construction Fund (CCF) program was created to assist owners […]
August 25, 2017

Federal Ship Financing

Per the Merchant Marine Act, better known as the Jones Act, the United States government sought to increase the use of U.S. waterways and U.S. ports. […]
August 18, 2017

Maritime/Bankruptcy Clawbacks

United States Bankruptcy law is known as a debtor-friendly law wherein debtors can utilize bankruptcy to reorganize and emerge out of debt. It also allows debtors […]
August 11, 2017

Do I Need My Passport?

People plan fishing trips, whether it is summertime fly-fishing in Montana or ice fishing during the winter. People also plan deep sea fishing trips out in […]