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Coast Guard rejects industry petition to change Jones Act vessel rebuilding regulations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2012

U.S.-flag vessels eligible for the U.S. coastwise (Jones Act) trade cannot be "rebuilt" outside the United States without losing permanently their Jones Act eligibility. Existing Coast Guard regulations on what constitutes "rebuilt" date from 1996


U.S. district court upholds Coast Guard’s Matson foreign rebuild determinations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2009

On December 4, 2009, a federal district court in Virginia entered judgment in favor of the U.S. Coast Guard and Matson Navigation Company, Inc. in a long-running vessel foreign rebuild case


U.S. deepwater port guidance issued, MARAD establishes final policy
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

On May 7, 2015, the U.S. Maritime Administration issued its final policy on the processing of applications for offshore or deepwater port facilities


Customs invites reports of Jones Act violations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2014

The United States restricts its domestic maritime trade to qualified U.S.-flag vessels under what is generally referred to as the "Jones Act."


Fuel blending ruling could impact Jones Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently released to the public a private ruling on the relationship between offshore fuel blending and the Jones


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


Customs confirms that Jones Act covers de minimis movements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2012

In a recently released ruling to the public, Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the Jones Act encompasses short movements of vessels which are


Coast Guard provides Jones Act foreign rebuilding clarification
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

U.S.-flag vessels eligible for the U.S. coastwise (Jones Act) trade cannot be "rebuilt" outside the United States without losing permanently their


Coast Guard proposes new annual vessel documentation fee
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

On March 4, 2013, the Coast Guard plans to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to implement a $26 Renewal Fee for the annual renewal of


Coast guard and BSEE update mobile offshore drilling unit responsibilities
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2013

On June 4, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced their execution of a Memorandum of