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Coast Guard emphasizes new fuel sulfur limits

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2015

On January 1, 2015, the new ultra low sulfur fuel limit went into effect in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA). On March 3, 2015, the U.S

Responder liability in piracy situations

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2015

Can military forces responding to piracy be liable for the loss of innocent life? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed this

CBP narrows casualty exception to U.S. vessel repair duties

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2015

A 50 ad valorem duty applies to foreign repairs to U.S.-flag vessels unless the repairs are made in a country exempted by virtue of a free trade

LNG export U.S.-flag requirement defeated in Congress

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2015

On January 28, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment offered by Rep. John Garamendi from California to require that U.S. LNG

Senator McCain seeks to amend the Jones Act

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2015

On January 13, 2015, Senator John McCain of Arizona filed a proposed amendment to draft legislation that would authorize the Keystone XL pipeline

Repair duties inapplicable to exhaust scrubber changes for U.S.-flag vessels

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2014

U.S.-flag vessels are required to pay a 50 percent ad valorem duty on all repairs made outside the United States unless performed in a treaty exempt

U.S. Congress to enact consensus maritime legislation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2014

U.S. legislators announced on December 1, 2014, bi-partisan agreement on a Coast Guard authorization bill likely to be enacted by Congress during the

Next step taken in Virginia offshore wind project

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 2 2014

On December 2, 2014, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the availability for public comment of an Environmental Assessment for

U.S. Coast Guard Proposes significant overhaul of dynamic positioning (DP) requirements

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on November 28 which, if adopted, would establish minimum design, operation, training and

Customs invites reports of Jones Act violations

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2014

The United States restricts its domestic maritime trade to qualified U.S.-flag vessels under what is generally referred to as the "Jones Act."