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U.S. Coast Guard issues its final action on the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

On September 14, 2011, the Coast Guard published its Final Agency Action on the Report of the Joint Department of the Interior and Department of Homeland Security Investigation, addressing the recommendations of the Joint Investigation Team and noting the Coast Guard’s intentions with regard to regulatory, enforcement, and administrative actions


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


Port sued for false claims in PL 480 program
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

On October 19, 2012, the U.S. Justice Department filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbua against Jacintoport International LLC in Texas under the False Claims Act


U.S. Congress enacts further Iranian shipping sanctions
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA, Iran
  • August 7 2012

On August 3, 2012, the U.S. Congress presented to President Obama for his signature the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (H.R. 1905


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


New Federal Maritime Commission practice rules
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2012

The Federal Maritime Commission amended its Rules of Practice and Procedure (FMC Rules) on October 10, 2012, effective November 12, 2012


U.S. government sued over vessel loan guarantee application
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

On July 17, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation and its agency the U.S. Maritime Administration were sued by American Petroleum Tankers Parent LLC in federal district court over the alleged failure of the government to issue a loan guarantee to APT


U.S. government warns against dealings with Iran shipping lines
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • July 23 2012

In connection with the U.S. Government’s economic sanctions against certain Iranian entities, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a further warning on July 19, 2012 against dealings with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines


U.S. Coast Guard issues vessel air emission control area enforcement guidance
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2012

On July 25, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard issued guidelines for compliance with its enforcement of the North American Emission Control Area which goes into full effect on August 1, 2012


Federal Maritime Commission releases study on CanadaMexico cargo diversion
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2012

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission released a study on July 27, 2012 on the causes and legality of the diversion of containerized cargo among U.S. ports and ports in Canada and Mexico