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Collateral attack on coast guard vessel documentation decision dismissed

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

On October 17, 2012, Judge Lance M. Africk of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed a case filed against Surf Subsea, Inc. initially brought in state court in which plaintiffs alleged that the MV Surf Challenger was ineligible to be operated in the U.S. coastwise trade (the Jones Act trade

USAID looks into revamp of ocean contracting practices

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2014

Following a tumultuous year for USAID's flagship Food for Peace international food aid program, the agency has issued a Request for Information from

U.S. Coast Guard proposes expanded OCS reporting requirements

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed expanding the casualty reporting requirements applicable to facilities operating on the U.S. Outer Continental

New Federal Maritime Commission practice rules

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

The Federal Maritime Commission amended its Rules of Practice and Procedure (FMC Rules) on October 10, 2012, effective November 12, 2012

Omnibus Appropriations bill key maritime provisions

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2014

House and Senate appropriators reached a budget deal to fund the U.S. Government for the balance of fiscal year 2014 (which ends September 3). The

FMC votes to adopt Touhy regulations

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2014

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) held a public meeting on February 26, 2014, during which it voted to adopt the recommendation of staff that the

House transportation leadership proposes maritime title to highway bill

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2011

Chairman John Mica of Florida announced on July 7, 2011 his plans for a renewed surface transportation authorization bill usually referred to as the "highway bill."

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

Miscellaneous

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2011

Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole issued a Determination that allows nonsupervisory federal airport screeners employed by the TSA to vote on whether they want to unionize

Coast Guard considering elimination of AB-MOU rating

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2011

On September 29, 2011, the Coast Guard issued a Federal Register notice that it is considering discontinuing the issuance of merchant mariner credentials endorsed as "Able Seaman Mobile Offshore Units."