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MARAD seeks project applications for new marine highway program
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2010

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced today, April 15, 2010, that it will accept applications for the designation of "marine highways" and related projects for preferential federal government funding


UK court holds that vessel remains on-hire while held by pirates
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2010

On June 11, 2010, the UK Commercial Court ruled that a vessel chartered under a New York Produce Exchange (1946) form charter party remained on-hire while detained by Somali pirates


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


Supreme Court issues two unanimous decisions affecting labor & employment
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2009

In Union Pac. R.R. Co. v. Bhd. of Locomotive Engineers, No. 08-604 (December 8, 2009), the Court unanimously held that a union’s failure to present evidence of efforts to reach a settlement through “conferencing” did not preclude the National Railroad Adjustment Board from exercising jurisdiction over the union’s claim


Senate approves Coast Guard authorization bill setting stage for conference with the House of Representatives
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2010

On May 7, 2010, the US Senate passed a House version of a Coast Guard authorization bill (HR 3619), setting the stage for enactment of the service's first reauthorization since 2006


Coast Guard finalizes U.S.-flag piracy self-defense guidance
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2011

On July 6, 2011, the U.S. Coast Guard finalized its policy regarding permissible self-defense measures for U.S.-flag vessels faced with the threat of piracy


Federal court knocks down challenge to EPA's nationwide discharge permit
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempted incidental vessel discharges in U.S. waters for more than 30 years under the Clean Water Act until 2009


Federal court calls for clear showing of intent in maritime arbitration clauses
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made several key rulings about determining the scope of a maritime arbitration agreement in its decision in the case of Cape Flattery Ltd. v. Titan Maritime, LLC issued on July 26, 2011


Coast Guard explores limits of U.S. construction Jones Act standard
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2011

The Coast Guard issued a ruling to the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) on August 1, 2011 dealing with the extent a vessel can be constructed from foreign steel and with foreign outfitting and still be considered Jones Act eligible


U.S. Coast Guard notice of proposed rulemaking on towing vessel inspection to be published August 11
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2011

After seven years of studies, research, and discussion, the Coast Guard has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the inspection of towing vessels, as originally mandated by the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004