August 3, 2017

Ship Mortgage

As the shipping sector continues to grow, more and more companies will offer shipping services. While large, established shipping companies may be able to buy large […]
July 26, 2017

Maritime Quirks

The law is full of quirks. Maritime law has its fair share of quirks, too. For instance, state laws ban gambling. Several years ago, Nevada and […]
July 21, 2017


If there is an accident at sea or if there is lost cargo, the injury victim or the cargo owner can sue for damages. Often times, […]
July 13, 2017

Banks and Lenders in the Maritime Business

The shipping sector is growing by leaps and bounds. This strong growth has been fueled, in large part, by the explosion of international trade. Countries continually […]
July 6, 2017

Letter of Credit

The internet made the world smaller in many ways. That is to say, the internet bridged societies and cultures that previously had little or no contact. […]
June 29, 2017

The Jones Act: Pro and Con

The Jones Act is a controversial maritime topic. Conceived in the 1920s to protect U.S. Merchant Marines, the Jones Act regulates the shipping of goods between […]
June 22, 2017

Deepwater Horizon’s Aftermath

On April 20, 2010, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people and injured 17 while pouring […]
June 14, 2017


Contemporaneous with the birth of the United States as a republic in 1789, the U.S. government created protections for its maritime businesses. Recognizing the need for […]
June 8, 2017

International Waters, Part II

As mentioned in the previous blog post, sovereign nations have control over “internal waters” up to 12 or 24 miles from its coast. A sovereign has […]
June 2, 2017

International Waters, Part I

“Terra nullius” is the term applicable to “international waters,” which means that no state or sovereign can assert control over that area. In international waters, all […]