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Federal Maritime Commission Issues Proposed Rule on Demurrage and Detention

USA - September 17 2019 On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making and Request for Comments concerning a proposed...

Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty To MARPOL Violation on Eve of Trial

USA - September 11 2019 On September 10, 2019, Chief Engineer Ioan Luca, formerly of the Motor Vessel CMA CGM Amazon, was sentenced to one year of probation and allowed to...

Two Significant Developments in U.S. MARPOL Compliance Enforcement

USA - September 6 2019 The first week of September has brought two significant developments in the U.S. enforcement of MARPOL compliance. In the first, the U.S. District...

DOJ Casts Wide Net in Landmark MARPOL Air Pollution Case on Eve of IMO 2020

Global - August 29 2019 On August 23, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of the Virgin Islands sentenced two shipping companies in a broad-reaching landmark...

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U.S. Supreme Court Nixes Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness

USA - June 25 2019 Resolving a split between the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court held in the case of Dutra Group v. Batterton that sailors...