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GOM Oil Spill, Multiple Companies Implicated

May 10, 2010

According to a May 8 report from the New York Times, Congress is preparing to hold hearings on the April 20 explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Implicated are BP, the British company that leased the deepwater rig, Transocean, the rig’s owner and operator…

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over GOM Explosion

May 05, 2010

Attorneys with the Houston trial law firm Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Aaron Dale Burkeen, one of 11 men still missing after the recent oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. A resident of Philadelphia…

Greek Maritime Officer Acquitted in Pollution Trial

Apr 29, 2010

A jury in Houston federal court cleared Greek maritime officer Ioannis Mylonakis of charges that he engineered the dumping of oil tanker waste off of the Texas coast in early 2009, according to the Berg & Androphy law firm.The jury rejected claims by U…

Supreme Court Ruling Against Closing Chicago Locks

Apr 28, 2010

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision announced April 26  to deny the State of Michigan’s motion to close Chicago area locks…

Marine Exhaust Systems Wins Patent Lawsuit

Apr 28, 2010

On April 21, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida found that DeAngelo Marine Exhaust willfully infringed on two of Marine Exhaust Systems, Inc.'s U.S. patents and that these patents are valid and enforceable…

Bill Could Authorize Vessel Loan Guarantees

Apr 22, 2010

Representative Wittman (R-VA) introduced the National Shipbuilding Budget Policy Act (H.R. 5035) to authorize appropriations for the construction of vessels for the Navy and to authorize appropriations for loan guarantees for commercial vessels…

More AHL Shipping Tankers Facing Arrest

Apr 20, 2010

According to an April 19 report from Lloyd’s List, two more vessels owned by AHL Shipping face arrest after bunker suppliers brought lawsuits at the weekend.(Source: Lloyd’s List)

Class Action Lawsuit, Marine Products Price Fixing

Apr 08, 2010

Conspiracy involving marine fenders, buoys and pilings provokes action by public and private interests in Texas and Louisiana. Baron & Budd, P.C. attorneys, working with attorneys from Los Angeles-based Glancy Bingow & Goldberg LLC, New York securities law firm Labaton Sucharow LLP…

New Guide for Shipmasters, Int’l Maritime Law

Apr 07, 2010

Tara Leiter, an attorney at Blank Rome LLP, collaborated with John A.C. Cartner (United States Coast Guard shipmaster and lawyer) and Richard P. Fiske (retired U.S. naval captain and attorney with John Cartner at Cartner & Fiske LLC) to author…

AWO Applauds Judgment Against Oil Spill Law

Apr 06, 2010

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, hails the decision yesterday by the U.S. District Court, Massachusetts District, to grant Summary Judgment against a 2004 Massachusetts oil spill law…

Polar Tankers to Pay $588K for 2004 Spill

Mar 18, 2010

Polar Tankers Inc., a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips Co., has agreed to pay $588,000 to help compensate the public for environmental harm caused by the October 2004 crude oil spill into Puget Sound’s Dalco Passage near Tacoma. The payment…

Hearings Adjourn in Port Arthur

Mar 15, 2010

The Coast Guard adjourned the formal hearings, Thursday, March 11, concerning the Jan. 23, 2010, incident involving the tank vessel Eagle Otome, the Gull Arrow and the tug Dixie Vengeance.  The incident resulted in more than 400,000 gallons of oil being spilled into the Sabine-Neches waterway…

Riverkeeper Commends Dumping Bill

Mar 12, 2010

Riverkeeper, a New York clean water advocate, commended the New York City Council for passing Int. 54-A, a bill substantially increasing penalties for illegal dumping in New York City Waters. The bill, passed unanimously by the City Council…

Ocean Carriers, Others Pay Penalties

Mar 11, 2010

The Federal Maritime Commission announced four compromise agreements in which an ocean carrier and intermediaries agreed to pay a total of $625,000 in civil penalties for alleged violations of the Shipping Act of 1984. The agreements were reached…

Canada Proposed to Regulate Arctic Traffic Zone

Mar 05, 2010

Canada’s Transport Minister John Baird announced that as part of Canada’s Northern Strategy, the federal government is proposing a regulated Arctic traffic zone, requiring certain vessels to report information to authorities as they pass through Canada’s northern waters…

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