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Customs affirms "voyage-to-nowhere" Jones Act exception
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

In a ruling issued on July 22, Customs and Border Protection affirmed the application of the "voyage-to-nowhere" exception to the Jones Act in


Roro operator pleads guilty to price fixing
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division issued a press release on February 27, 2014, announcing that Compañía Sud Americana


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


Customs Issues Jones Act Vessel Definition & “Any Part” of Transportation Rulings
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued two rulings on April 13, 2016, clarifying the application of the U.S. Jones Act to a power plant barge and


California Fines Ocean Carrier for Fuel Violation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2016

On March 3, 2016, the California Air Resources Board announced that it had fined an ocean carrier $129,500 for failure to switch its engines over to


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


German ship management company sentenced to $800,000 fine and "advanced training and verification program" for bringing false oil record book to Puerto Rico
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2011

On September 8, 2011, Uniteam Marine Shipping GmbH was sentenced to pay a monetary penalty of $800,000 and serve a three-year probation period, after pleading guilty in federal court to maintaining a false oil record book and making false statements to Coast Guard officials on board the container vessel CCNI Vado Ligure


U.S. coast guard announces draft guidance on marine casualty reporting
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the availability of a draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular concerning requirements for reporting marine


Court dismisses ro-ro class action as preempted by Shipping Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

On August 28, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed the consolidated class action complaint filed on behalf


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