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Report seeks Jones Act changes for Puerto Rico
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

In connection with the financing crisis in Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico commissioned a report on changes that can be made to reverse


Shipping company sentenced to $750,000 criminal penalty for MARPOL violations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2011

On November 2, 2011 in a same-day proceeding at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, a Cyprus-based shipping company was charged and pled guilty to failing to maintain an oil record book and to making false statements in connection with the oil record book


LNG export U.S.-flag requirement defeated in Congress
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

On January 28, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment offered by Rep. John Garamendi from California to require that U.S. LNG


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


Guidance regarding the application of the new US Executive Order on Somalia to pirate ransom payments
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

Last week, the White House released Executive Order 13536 of April 12, 2010, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia,” which has significant potential impacts on the payment of ransom by U.S. persons in the event of a Somalia related piratical attack


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


Coast Guard clarifies installation of foreign-made LNG cargo tanks in Jones Act vessels
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

For a vessel to qualify to operate in the U.S. coastwise trade it must be built in the United States which means that all major components of its hull and superstructure must be fabricated in the United States, and the vessel must be assembled entirely in the United States


Additional funding provided for MARAD’s Small Shipyards Grant Program
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2010

On January 13, 2010, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of $14,700,000 in additional funding under the Small Shipyards Grant Program


Customs issues new vessel repair duty regulations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2009

On October 20, 2009, United States Customs and Border Protection modified its regulations administering the foreign vessel repair duty to incorporate additional exemptions for repairs by the vessel’s crew and repairs made in countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement


New challenge filed to EPA's vessel general permit
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

Following a 2006 court ruling requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels