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Just when you thought you fully understood MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Global, USA
  • November 14 2012

For years, the focus with regard to MARPOL Annex V has been the continued expansion of special areas and stricter enforcement


Coast Guard officially implements new MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard published an Interim Rule on February 28, 2013 to implement the revised MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations. The amendments to


U.S. implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2013

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (“MLC 2006”) was adopted by the International Labor Organization (“ILO”) at the 94th Maritime Session of the


The Jones Act Offshore 2011
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

The last two years have proven to be tumultuous with regard to planning for and conducting deepwater Outer Continental Shelf ("OCS") operations offshore


Maritime legislative forecast 2012
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2012

The memory of the Deepwater Horizon incident that occurred on April 20, 2010 is fading away


EPA proposes draft technical guidance for determining quantities of PCBS in vessels subject to Marad's foreign transfer requirements
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in


Coast Guard request for comments on mechanisms used by publicly traded Jones Act companies to prove citizenship following the Trico investigation
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2011

On November 3, 2011 the Coast Guard published a Notice in the Federal Register (76 Fed. Reg. 68,203) requesting information regarding the mechanisms that publicly traded companies employ to ensure compliance with the U.S. citizenship requirements for U.S.-flag vessels with coastwise and fisheries endorsements (together referred to as “coastwise endorsements” in this advisory


Coast Guard issues final rule on ballast water management
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2012

On March 23, 2012, the Coast Guard issued a long awaited Final Rule, Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters, amending the existing ballast water management (“BWM”) regulations and creating a standard for the allowable concentration of living organisms in ballast water discharged in U.S. waters consistent with the International Maritime Organization’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (“BWM Convention”


Another offshore safety management system
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2013

On September 10, 2013, the Coast Guard issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making ("ANPRM") outlining its intent to promulgate regulations that


Are you prepared for the Phase II Vessel General Permit regime?
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2013

On April 12, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") published its formal Notice of Final Permit Issuance in the Federal Register