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Court holds Coast Guard LNG terminal letters of recommendation are unreviewable

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2014

On August 5, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that Coast Guard letters of recommendation concerning the siting of liquefied

Coast guard clarifies U.S.-build Jones Act requirement for work platforms

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2013

For a vessel to qualify to operate in the U.S. coastwise trade (Jones Act) it must be built in the United States which means that all major

Guidance regarding the application of the new US Executive Order on Somalia to pirate ransom payments

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2010

Last week, the White House released Executive Order 13536 of April 12, 2010, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia,” which has significant potential impacts on the payment of ransom by U.S. persons in the event of a Somalia related piratical attack

U.S. government international economic sanctions bite maritime industry again

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2010

The worldwide maritime industry was reacquainted in April 2010 with U.S. government international economic sanctions when President Obama issued an order making it unlawful for U.S. persons to pay ransoms to designated Somali pirates

House of Representatives passes Coast Guard authorization bill again

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

On October 23, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed the authorizing legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard with its accompanying 300 pages of diverse maritime legislative provisions (H.R. 3619

Major maritime reform efforts advancing in the the U.S. Congress go well beyond the deepwater horizon incident

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

Since shortly after the DEEPWATER HORIZON incident on April 20, 2010, the U.S. Congress has had under consideration numerous measures addressing not only drilling operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but also a host of other changes that could affect many other aspects of U.S. maritime commerce

Coast Guard proposes new annual vessel documentation fee

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2013

On March 4, 2013, the Coast Guard plans to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to implement a $26 Renewal Fee for the annual renewal of

Court makes potentially significant changes to safe berth warranties

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2013

On May 16, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rendered a decision potentially making significant changes to the nature of "safe

Congress enacts Strategic Petroleum Reserve Jones Act waiver provision

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2011

On November 18, President Obama signed into law an appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012 (which started on October 1, 2011) for the Department of Agriculture and other agencies including the U.S. Maritime Administration

President Obama signs Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 into law

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2010

On July 27, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010