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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 27, 2017

Flag States and Port States

Ships and other vessels are involved in an interrelated regulation between their flag states and port states. The jurisdiction in which the ship is registered is […]
December 16, 2016

Maritime Law Court Jurisdiction

Whether a maritime case is tried in federal maritime court or in state court may make a difference. The substantive law that governs the maritime claims […]
August 19, 2016

Governing Law of Maritime Disputes

Imagine a collision in the middle of the ocean between a cargo ship and a passenger ship. The damages are significant; the cargo ship suffers structural […]
July 1, 2016

Establishing Admiralty Jurisdiction

Often the terms “admiralty law” and “maritime law” are interchangeable. Traditionally, admiralty law covers contractual and tort disputes arising from shipping operations. The term admiralty law […]
June 17, 2016

Maritime Jurisdiction

On July 3, 2013, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 tragically crashed on the runway in San Francisco. The plane hit a sea wall and broke apart on […]
January 29, 2016

Maritime Jurisdiction: State Courts v. Federal Courts

Maritime law is one of the most complicated areas of law. This is why you need skilled maritime lawyers like the attorneys at Forrest & Kolodny, […]