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2009 Louisiana Super Lawyers

Dec 29, 2009

Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli Law Firm, with a specialty in admiralty and maritime law, announced that George J. Fowler, III, Antonio J. Rodriguez, Edward F. LeBreton, III and Mat M. Gray, III have been named 2009 Louisiana Super Lawyers. This…

USCG Notification of Arrival, CDC Residue

Dec 27, 2009

The US Coast Guard proposes to amend the definition of certain dangerous cargo (CDC) residue for purposes of the notification of arrival requirement. Among other things, the amendment would include certain bulk liquids and liquefied gases in residue quantities…

USCG Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustments

Dec 27, 2009

The US Coast Guard issued a final rule adjusting fines and other civil monetary penalties to reflect the impact of inflation. Between 2003 (the last time monetary penalties were adjusted for inflation) and 2008, the consumer price index increased by 19…

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Tug Operator, Navy

Dec 24, 2009

After a four-day trial, a federal judge ruled on Dec. 18 in favor of the family of Freddie Porter, Jr., a 19-year-old U.S. Navy enlisted seaman from New Jersey who in 2007 was killed when the small craft carrying him was overrun by a tugboat pushing a large flotilla on Virginia's James River…

Statoil Fined for Statfjord Incident

Dec 22, 2009

The Rogaland county public prosecutor notified Statoil on 18 December that it has been fined $4.26m following the oil leak from the Statfjord A loading buoy on 12 December 2007.“We have noted the public prosecutor’s decision,” said Thorstein Hole…

Polembros Barred from U.S. Waters for 3 Years

Dec 16, 2009

Polembros Shipping LTD., a ship management company headquartered in Greece, was sentenced on Dec. 9 in federal court in New Orleans to pay a $2.7m criminal fine for violating anti-pollution laws, ship safety laws, and making false statements during a U…

DOJ Bans Shipping Company for Three Years

Dec 14, 2009

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a news release stating that, after pleading guilty, a shipping company has been sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $2.7m for violation of pollution and safety laws and for making false statements. In addition…

Pipeline Contractor Sentenced for Safety Failure

Dec 14, 2009

According to Maritime New Zealand, the lead contractor on Christchurch's ocean outfall pipeline project has been convicted and fined $115,000 plus costs, after admitting a series of safety lapses on the project - two of the breaches occurring the same day as another accident killed two workers…

Judicial Decision on M/V Mokihana Rebuild

Dec 11, 2009

On December 4, 2009, a federal district court in Va. entered judgment in favor of the U.S. Coast Guard and Matson Navigation Company, Inc. in a long-running vessel foreign rebuild case.  Winston & Strawn LLP represented Matson. The Shipbuilders Council of America…

Bill Amended to Address PVA Concerns

Nov 23, 2009

On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2009, sponsored by Representative Doris Matsui of California (H.R. 3360).  The vote was 416-4.  The House also included this…

Statoil: Horton Case Closed

Nov 19, 2009

Statoil (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) announced that the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) the company entered into as a part of the settlement of  the Horton case, has expired as scheduled. On 13 October 2006 the company reached agreements with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

Mansuy, 2010’s Best Lawyers in America

Nov 19, 2009

Christopher H. Mansuy, Esq., member of Carroll McNulty & Kull LLC (CMK) has been named one of 2010’s The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of maritime law by his peers. Best Lawyers a 25-year-old, highly respected peer-review publication…

Guilty Plea, Bribing Officials for Contract

Nov 15, 2009

Charles Paul Edward Jumet of Fluvanna County, Va., pleaded guilty on Nov. 13 in connection with his role in a conspiracy to pay bribes to Panamanian government officials to secure a maritime contract, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A…

Medina Int’l Acquires Harbor Guard Boats

Nov 09, 2009

Medina International Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIHI), a manufacturer of specialized search and rescue boats, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Harbor Guard Boats, Inc. Harbor Guard Boats, Inc. manufactures fire rescue, rescue and patrol boats…

IRS Focuses on Foreign Vessels Evaiding Taxes

Nov 03, 2009

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) applauded the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recently posted directive to field officers establishing an issue management team in the wake of an IRS analysis indicating that a significant number of foreign vessels permitted to work in the U…

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