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Coast Guard seeks comment on interim rule to conform regulations to new vessel garbage disposal requirements

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2013

On February 28, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard published an interim rule to account for new MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of

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

Customs issues Jones Act ruling on inland dredging

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2013

Customs and Border Protection recently released a June 26, 2013 ruling regarding the use of a foreign-built, floating amphibious device used for

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

Court rejects suit to compel the USGC to negotiate vessel clearance bond

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

On February 17, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama rejected an "Emergency Request and Petition" to obtain judicial resolution of a stalemated negotiation between the owners of the vessel BOTTIGLIERI CHALLENGER and the U.S. Coast Guard over the nature of bond to secure the clearance of the vessel to depart the port of Mobile

Coast Guard finalizes U.S.-flag piracy self-defense guidance

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 6 2011

On July 6, 2011, the U.S. Coast Guard finalized its policy regarding permissible self-defense measures for U.S.-flag vessels faced with the threat of piracy

U.S. Maritime Administration issues draft Marine highway environmental guidance

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2014

Congress directed the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to pursue a Marine Highway Program in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and

U.S. Coast Guard publishes series of circulars on STCW standards

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

The Coast Guard has released a number of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars setting out guidelines on qualifications for various endorsements

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

Organizing - August 2014

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

Reversing an election outcome in 2011, nearly 90 percent of eligible flight attendants at Virgin America voted, 430-307, for representation by the