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Bill to Extend Galveston Channel

May 25, 2010

Representative Gene Green (D-TX) introduced a bill (H. R. 5329) to modify the project for navigation and environmental restoration, Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels, Texas, authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, and for other purposes…

Ship Operator Fined $725K in Port of Tampa

May 25, 2010

Aksat Denizcilik Ve Ticaret A.S., a Turkish corporation that operated the commercial ship M/T Kerim, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla., to two felony counts for knowingly failing to fully and accurately maintain an oil record book…

Davie Yards Second Extension of Stay Order

May 23, 2010

Davie Yards announced that it has obtained an order from the Québec Superior Court extending the stay of proceedings ordered by the Court to September 15, 2010, in accordance with the terms of the written order to be issued by the Court, the…

Call for Moratorium on Calif. Offshore Oil Leasing

May 23, 2010

According to a May 22 report from the California Chronicle, Santa Barbara City Councilmember Das Williams called for an immediate moratorium on all offshore oil leasing, as well as the reopening of a Minerals and Management Service (MMS) field office in Santa Barbara County…

Senate Bills Introduced Re Oil Spill Liability

May 11, 2010

Senator Menendez (D-NJ) introduced two bills relating to oil spill liability. The Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act of 2010 (S. 3305) would raise the limit of liability for oil spills from offshore facilities for costs other than removal costs from $75m to $10b…

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…

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