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Limitation of Liability in the Workboat Industry

Dec 05, 2011

The owners of tugs and other workboats are entitled to limit their liability under the Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act, 46 U.S.C. §30501 et seq. (“Limitation Act”), to the same extent as the owners of ocean-going ships.  Thus, if a workboat is involved in a maritime casualty…

Alternative Dispute Resolution Provisions

Nov 23, 2011

Do they save you time, money, and aggravation?• CautionOver the last decade, the legal community has embraced alternative dispute resolution modalities, such as mediation and arbitration, as tools to resolve disputes between litigants…

U.S. DOJ: Guilty Plea in Price Fixing Case

Nov 21, 2011

Florida-Based Sea Star Line LLC Agrees to Plead Guilty and Its Former President Is Indicted for Price Fixing on Coastal Freight Services Between the Continental United States and Puerto Rico Sea Star Line Also Agrees to Pay $14.2 Million Criminal Fine…

Canada Ramps up Pressure on NY over BWT

Nov 18, 2011

Yesterday’s well-attended ballast water policy teleconference briefing by the Canadian Minister of Transport served notice that Canada has no intention of allowing the state of New York to dictate ballast water regulations, nor impede commerce on the St…

Goodier Honored as Distinguished Lawyer

Nov 16, 2011

Jones Walker is pleased to announce that Glenn G. Goodier, a partner in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime practice was honored by the New Orleans Bar Association as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer award. The awards program was held on October 24…

Opening the Artic for Business: The Risk-based Approach to Polar Code

Nov 04, 2011

The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) is working on a mandatory Code for ships operating in Polar waters — widely known as the Polar Code, to supplement other regulatory instruments, including SOLAS and MARPOL. The Code will…

Deepwater Horizon Lingers

Nov 04, 2011

It has been more than 16 months since the Deepwater Horizon incident on April 20, 2010 which resulted in the deaths of 11 and injuries to 17 men working on the platform and the discharge of approximately five million barrels of oil.  The well was finally capped on July 15…

U.S. DOJ: Guilty Plea and Fine in Pollution Case

Nov 04, 2011

Oregon Governor’s Fund for the Environment will receive $375,000.  U.S. Attorney S. Amanda Marshall and Oregon Attorney General John Kroger jointly announced that the owner and operator of a Cyprus-based ship pleaded guilty today to felony oil pollution charges…

Tidewater Reports 2Q Results For FY-2012

Nov 02, 2011

Tidewater Inc. announced today a second quarter net loss for the period ended September 30, 2011, of $4.9 million, or $0.09 per share, on revenues of $250.9 million. For the same quarter last year, net earnings were $19.4 million, or $0…

Transocean in U.S. Federal Court on BP Obligations

Nov 01, 2011

Transocean Files Motion for Summary Judgment in U.S. Federal Court to Compel BP to Honor Its Contractual Indemnity Obligations Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. (TODDI), a subsidiary of Transocean Ltd., today filed a motion for…

BOEM Approves First BP Exploration Plan in GOM

Oct 21, 2011

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved a supplemental Exploration Plan (EP) submitted by BP for deepwater oil and gas activities. BOEM conducted a site-specific Environmental Assessment (EA) of the activities described in the plan…

Kromhout Appointed Partner by AKD

Oct 19, 2011

Netherlands law firm AKD has appointed Jan Kromhout as a partner in its shipping and offshore team.Jan began his career in Rotterdam with the law firm Nauta Dutilh. In 2005 he joined the leading operator in the international market for heavy marine transport…

Seaway Workers Ratify Contract

Oct 16, 2011

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is pleased to announce that its unionized employees, members of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, ratified a three-year labour agreement covering a period extending from April 1, 2011 to March 31…

Coast Guard's Schedule of subchapter "M" Public Meetings

Oct 16, 2011

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a series of public meetings to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Inspection of Towing Vessels” that was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2011. As stated in that document…

Transocean: No Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig or Riser

Oct 12, 2011

A two-day underwater examination conducted by Transocean (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) and the US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 4th and 5th confirmed that there are no hydrocarbons leaking from of the sunken Deepwater Horizon or the riser, the pipe…

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Höegh Autoliners Orders Customized Simulators from Kongsberg Digital

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Houthis Claim Attack on Four Ships at Israel's Haifa Port

Houthis Claim Attack on Four Ships at Israel's Haifa Port

Fire Suspends Sugar Loading at Tiplam Terminal in Brazil's Santos Port

Fire Suspends Sugar Loading at Tiplam Terminal in Brazil's Santos Port

Houston Container Volumes Up 21% in May

Houston Container Volumes Up 21% in May

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