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U.S. DOJ: Shipping Company Fined for Pollution Cover-Up

Sep 09, 2011

German Shipping Company Sentenced in Puerto Rico to Pay $800,000 Penalty for Intentional Cover-Up of Oil Pollution.WASHINGTON – Uniteam Marine Shipping GmbH, a German corporation, was sentenced in federal court in San Juan, Puerto Rico,…

Commercial Divers and Police Assisted by Metal Detectors

Sep 02, 2011

Randive, a commercial diving company based in New Jersey, is employing underwater metal detectors in their search and salvage operations. The company was founded in 1959 by Randor Erlandson, and in the early days focused primarily on the…

Marco Polo Seatrade Receives Court Approval

Sep 02, 2011

Marco Polo Seatrade receives court approval to continue to use revenues in the business.The Marco Polo Seatrade group of companies that filed for Chapter 11 on 29th July 2011 has taken a significant step forward in the US Chapter 11 restructuring process…

GL Exchange Forum - Report on MEPC's 62nd session

Aug 31, 2011

The subject of Carbon Dioxide dominates the future of many industries today. Whether it be the Shipping, Automotive, Aviation, or Power Generation industries the questions of how to account for, reduce, produce, capture and minimise the impact…

Appeals Court Refuses to Close Chicago Locks To Deter Carp

Aug 26, 2011

On August 24, 2011, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit refused to issue a preliminary injunction to force the closure of locks on the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS).   The case stems from the controversy…

DOJ: Alleged Somali Hostage Negotiator Indicted for Piracy

Aug 22, 2011

22 Men Held Hostage for Seven Months as Alleged Negotiator Secured Ransom Paid for ReleaseThe man accused of being the negotiator for the ransom of four U.S. citizens held hostage on the high seas has been indicted for his alleged role in…

Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay Penalty for Pollution Cover-Up

Aug 18, 2011

Puerto Rican-based Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay $700,000 Penalty for Intentional Cover-Up of Oil Pollution. WASHINGTON – Epps Shipping Company, a Liberian corporation doing business out of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was sentenced in federal…

Bollinger Responds to JOC Allegations

Aug 18, 2011

STATEMENT OF BOLLINGER SHIPYARDS LOCKPORT, L.L.C.Since its founding, Bollinger Shipyards has operated on the principle that “quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” Three generations of the Bollinger family have…

AKD: Chapter 11 Protection is Not Enforceable in The Netherlands

Aug 16, 2011

Netherlands law firm AKD says that, while beleaguered shipowners may be looking increasingly to Chapter 11 filings in the United States to protect their financial interests, the fact is that Chapter 11 does not enjoy the force of law throughout the world…

Vector Signs Exclusive Medical Contract

Aug 15, 2011

Hutton's has signed an exclusive contract to supply medical equipment and to provide annual survey services for Vector Offshore Limited.Vector's fleet of offshore support vessels operates out of Aberdeen and each uniquely carries two Autonomous…

Brazil Shipbuilding: OSX Receives Installation License

Jun 28, 2011

OSX, an EBX Group Company focused on offshore naval industry, received the Installation License for its Shipbuilding Unit, which will be installed at the Açu Superport Industrial Complex, in São João da Barra (RJ). The document was issued on June 22nd…

Legal Beat: MARPOL Enforcement in the United States

Jun 09, 2011

Blank Rome LLP’s Gregory Linsin and Jeanne Grasso explain the challenges and lay out a cogent solution…Current Trends in MARPOL EnforcementThe United States has long been aggressively enforcing compliance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships…

Insurance Industry Must Take Data Governance Seriously

Jun 02, 2011

Leading accountant and insurance industry adviser Moore Stephens has questioned whether data governance is being accorded the attention it deserves by the insurance industry.Recent FSA Arrow visits have highlighted a number of frequently…

Prem Kumar Added to EPA Fugitive List

May 12, 2011

Defendant failed to surrender after indictment in illegal vessel pollution case WASHINGTON – Prem Kumar, also known as Premakumaran Krishnan, a citizen of India, has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) fugitive…

Brad L. Berman Joins Holland and Knight as Partner

Apr 29, 2011

New York City – April 29, 2011 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Brad L. Berman has joined the firm as Partner in the firm's New York City office.  Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Berman served as Executive Director of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR)…

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