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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

Shipyard settles False Claims Act charges with SBA

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2014

On October 29, 2014, the United States Department of Justice issued a press release announcing a settlement agreement with North Florida Shipyards

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

Another roro operator reaches compromise agreement with FMC

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

Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. (CSAV) entered into a compromise agreement with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and

Court of Appeals affirms master's obstruction conviction

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2013

On July 30, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the conviction of the former master of the MV GAUREV PREM, a cargo

Coast guard issued interim policy guidance for implementing vessel garbage disposal changes

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2013

On February 26, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard issued interim policy guidance for the implementation of new MARPOL (International Convention for the

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. Maritime Administration to extend Alaskan Jones Act waiver

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

Congress enacted an exemption to the Jones Act, which restricts U.S. domestic trade to qualified U.S.-flag vessels, in 2006 to permit a limited number of foreign-built anchor handling vessels to operate in Alaskan waters in the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea

Supreme Court issues two unanimous decisions affecting labor & employment

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2009

In Union Pac. R.R. Co. v. Bhd. of Locomotive Engineers, No. 08-604 (December 8, 2009), the Court unanimously held that a union’s failure to present evidence of efforts to reach a settlement through “conferencing” did not preclude the National Railroad Adjustment Board from exercising jurisdiction over the union’s claim

Coast Guard requests comments on appropriate standards for Outer Continental Shelf "floatels"

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2012

The Coast Guard has requested comments on the appropriate standards for the design, construction, and operation of vessels used to provide accommodations for workers on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf