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SPR Oil Sale Requires Use of Jones Act Vessels
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2017

On January 9, 2017, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office of the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Notice of Sale for eight


Polar Code Goes Into Effect
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Canada, Global, USA
  • January 5 2017

On January 1, 2017, the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, known as the “Polar Code,” went into effect. The Polar Code is a long


International Ballast Water Convention to Enter into Force on September 8, 2017
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global, USA
  • September 9 2016

On September 8, 2016, Finland acceded to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments triggering


Congressional proposal to limit Jones Act waivers
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2011

The Jones Act, which restricts the transportation in U.S. commerce to qualified U.S.-flag vessels, can be waived "in the interest of national defense" and, when not requested by the Secretary of Defense, where the U.S. Maritime Administration confirms the non-availability of qualified U.S.-flag vessels


Obama Administration pressured on Jones Act waivers
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2012

In connection with the Department of Energy sale of 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in the June 2011, the Department of Homeland Security issued 44 Jones Act waivers (not including waiver modifications) from July 8, 2011, to September 9, 2011


FMC Requests Comments on Demurrage and Detention Charges
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2016

On December 28, 2016, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission published in the Federal Register a Request for Comments on the Petition of the Coalition


Senate Appropriations Committee proposes restricting Jones Act waivers
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2011

The Jones Act, which restricts U.S. domestic commerce to qualified U.S.-flag vessels, can be waived if it is found to be in the interests of national security and generally where it is found that no qualified U.S.-flag capacity is available


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


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."


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